Nikhil Raghuveera is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center. He is a strategy & innovation partner at Celo, a layer 1 blockchain with a mission to build a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity. At Celo, Raghuveera helps support and lead the ecosystem’s decentralized finance initiatives. Raghuveera also cohosts Untying Knots, a podcast series published by the Harvard Kennedy School Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project. His expertise is on digital currency, decentralized finance, and the intersection of technology, social inequality, and systems of oppression.

Prior to Celo, Raghuveera worked in management consulting, nonprofit management and economic consulting with organizations including the Boston Consulting Group, the Equal Justice Initiative, and Cornerstone Research.

Raghuveera graduated with an MBA from The Wharton School and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Emory University where he wrote his thesis on how political violence can be used to create the conditions for democracy.