Maiko Nakagaki is a Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager with the Alliance for Affordable Internet at the Web Foundation. She brings over a decade of international experience in digital policy, private sector development, and gender equality.
Prior to joining the Web Foundation, she was with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) where she spearheaded the organisation’s first-ever digital economy and internet freedom initiatives, in addition to launching innovative women’s economic and democratic empowerment programs. Maiko was also with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Cairo to evaluate gender-inclusive private sector development projects in the Middle East region, and consulted for several economic development projects through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Maiko holds a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Bachelor’s from Mount Holyoke College.