Pratik Desai currently serves as the Senior Officer for Policy and Private Sector Engagement at the United Nations Foundation. In addition to managing the Foundation’s engagement with strategic private sector initiatives, Pratik works to align organizational policy objectives with larger priorities of the business community around key UN and global development issues such as financing for development, technology and innovation, and inclusive growth. Prior to joining the UN Foundation, Pratik held positions in program development, operations, and communications and outreach with TechnoServe, The White House, and the Council on Foreign Relations. A native of Gweru, Zimbabwe, he is a graduate and Scarlet Key Award recipient of Boston University, where he earned a B.A. in international relations and political science.