President, FHI Ventures
Head of Strategy, FHI 360
As the Head of Strategy for FHI 360, Wellington Pak provides executive leadership for strategy, innovation, corporate development, and strategic alignment with the FHI Foundation. He is also the President of FHI Ventures, a for-profit subsidiary focused on impact investing. As an experienced senior leader, Pak has driven strategy into action and operations across multiple sectors, including nonprofit, government and commercial. He has helped organizations achieve revenue growth, profit expansion, and diversification through innovative strategies that have yielded both sustainable competitive advantage and expanded social impact. At FHI 360, he has also provided executive leadership for corporate communications, strategic partnerships, and business development.
Before joining FHI 360, as a member of the senior leadership team at ICF International, Pak led corporate strategic planning, provided strategic leadership for merger and acquisition transactions, and partnered with business unit leaders to develop strategies across a diverse portfolio including international development, global energy, commercial healthcare and U.S. federal markets. He also provided operational leadership for post-merger integration initiatives. As a former management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, Pak was a leader in the international development practice and established a competitive strategy group that directly supported the President. With more than 24 years as a management consultant and strategy executive, he has extensive experience in working with Boards, private equity and venture capital investors, technology start-up firms, and U.S. government agencies.
Pak has an undergraduate degree in history from Columbia University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. He has taught strategy, management and marketing as an adjunct faculty member of the George Mason University School of Business for nearly 10 years.
Principal, FHI Ventures
Associate Director, Strategic Innovation, FHI 360
Priyanka Rao is the Principal of FHI Ventures, a for-profit subsidiary of FHI 360 focused on impact investing. She is also the Associate Director for Strategic Innovation at FHI 360. Working closely with Operations and Enterprise Services, she leads organization-wide efforts that strengthen the innovation culture and architecture. At FHI 360, she has also managed corporate strategic planning, supported executive and senior leadership in identifying opportunities for alternative business models, and guided the development and execution of long-term strategies.
Rao joined FHI 360 with extensive private- and public-sector and cross-industry experience in the international development, entrepreneurship, healthcare, technology, government and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining FHI 360, she worked in management consulting on a broad range of projects, advising global Fortune 50 pharmaceutical clients, and serving federal government and nonprofit clients in innovation, economic development, social entrepreneurship and business growth strategies. She has worked with tech start-ups on competitor benchmarking, sales and institutional investor engagement. Rao also gained international development experience in Asia, Africa and the U.S. working in research, program design, implementation and business development on a range of issues from public health, education, ICT4D and workforce development for organizations such as UNDP, Engender Health, Women’s Refugee Commission and Save the Children.
Priyanka has an undergraduate degree in international studies from Michigan State University, holds a master’s degree in international affairs with an emphasis on economic development, global health and management from the New School University, and completed graduate coursework in philanthropy, public policy and nonprofit management at the University of Chicago.