Nishank Motwani

Nishank Motwani

Senior Consultant

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Nishank’s experience comprises strategic and security policy research and advocacy in challenging environments, as well as international consulting experience in financial services and regulation. He uses a diverse analytical toolkit to address complex issues. Clients recognise his ability to grasp their context from the ground up and navigate interrelated challenges to find enduring solutions. His project experience in research intensive roles, strategic policy, and the private sector demonstrates the ability to work effectively at the intersection of various industries.

Influential work

  • Analysed a Saudi bank’s mutual fund offerings vis-à-vis the competition in the country’s small and mid-cap sectors to identify areas of similarities and differences in their investment portfolios
  • Devised a comparative framework to identify the key drivers of radicalisation and violence in Australia and five other Western democracies for the Australian Federal Police
  • Undertook a review for a private security consultancy of the challenges involved in reforming Afghanistan’s primary policing institution; identifying co-related structural issues requiring reform including justice, governance, training and anti-corruption programs
  • Workshopped taxation policy reform challenges with senior Australian and Indian civil servants and researchers to establish the lessons learned from implementing the goods and services tax (GST) in Australia
  • Designed and implemented a payment gateway (similar to BPAY) for a bank in Saudi Arabia to allow customers to pay for products via multiple channels.

Outside of Nous

Nishank holds a PhD in International and Political Studies from the University of New South Wales, Masters of Diplomatic Studies and of Strategic Studies from The Australian National University (ANU), and a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from Northeastern University, Boston. He is currently a a visiting fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU.