Nadim Matta


Nadim is President and founding board member of the Rapid Results Institute. He has led teams that introduced the Institute's 100-Day Challenge work in Nicaragua, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Sudan, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria.

More recently, Nadim's work has focused on veteran, chronic and youth homelessness in the US, and on the integration of social and health care in the UK - using 100-Day Challenges to nudge community stakeholders towards new levels of collaboration, innovation, and execution.

Nadim’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Harvard Business Review and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. He was named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2012 by Foreign Policy Magazine, and he served as a Yale School of Management Donaldson Fellow in 2012 and 2013.

In addition to his role at the Rapid Results Institute, Nadim is a partner at Schaffer Consulting where he served as Managing Partner between 2009 and 2102.

Nadim was born and raised in Lebanon. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters in Public Health from the American University of Beirut. He worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Beirut, where he oversaw the implementation of USAID’s relief and rehabilitation program during the Lebanese civil war. He also designed and managed Save the Children Federation’s food assistance program in Lebanon. The program provided essential foods to 100,000 families internally displaced during the country’s civil war.