President, FHI Ventures
Wellington Pak is the President of FHI Ventures and oversees the entity. Wellington is also the Head of Strategy for FHI 360 and provides executive leadership for strategy, innovation, corporate development, and strategic alignment with the FHI Foundation. As an experienced senior leader, Wellington 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.
Prior to joining FHI 360, as a member of the senior leadership team at ICF International, Wellington led corporate strategic planning, provided strategic leadership for M&A transactions, and partnered with business unit leaders to develop strategies across a diverse portfolio including international development, global energy, commercial healthcare and US federal markets. He also provided operational leadership for post-merger integration (PMI) 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 over 22 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 US government agencies.
Wellington 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
Priyanka Rao is the Principal of FHI Ventures, and leads the overall design, execution and management of the entity. Priyanka is also the Associate Director for Strategic Innovation responsible for leading organization-wide efforts that strengthen the innovation culture and architecture at FHI360 in close coordination with Operations and Enterprise Services. At FHI 360, she has also managed corporate strategic planning and supported executive and senior leadership in identifying opportunities for alternative business models and guided the development and execution of long-term strategies. Prior to FHI Ventures, Priyanka spent time in a number of roles in the public and private sectors in management consulting, entrepreneurship, and international development with The CDM Group, The Leading Niche, EngenderHealth, among others. 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 completion of graduate coursework in philanthropy, public policy and nonprofit management from the University of Chicago.