Nikki Gravning

Personal de Ashoka
Co-Director, Ashoka UK

Nikki is Co-Director of Ashoka UK with a core focus on partnerships to embed radical collaboration and changemaking for a better world into the corporate landscape. Before joining Ashoka, Nikki successfully led the Social Innovation Strategy for New Zealand’s National Innovation Agency to change the funding landscape for social entrepreneurs in the country. She has mentored social enterprises in accelerator programs and helped raise $2 million for New Zealand’s largest social enterprise in 2017. As a self-professed purpose-driven business catalyst, Nikki thrives on pushing new ways of thinking around impact business models. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and stands by the Benefit Corporation mission that business can be a force for good. A previous Managing Director of a 12-person marketing and branding agency, with years of experience in business strategy, business development, marketing strategy and partnership collaboration