Aysha Nesbitt

Member Support Associate, North America

Aysha Nesbitt

Aysha Nesbitt is a social impact professional with experience in impact investing, international development and economics. Most recently, Aysha was selected to represent Canadian youth at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia.

Aysha previously worked as an Economist for the Ontario Government where she led in the creation and management of a Social Finance Practice that explored how alternative financing tools can be leveraged to support and strengthen Indigenous owned enterprises.

In 2017, Aysha was selected to participate a Fellowship program with the MaRS Discovery District. During this opportunity, Aysha and her colleagues led interviews with community organizations, financial technology companies, and financial institutions to understand how financial technology can strengthen the financial health of Canadians, specifically those most marginalized. This research inspired Aysha and her colleagues to launch Innovate Financial Health, a national nonprofit focused on creating and scaling innovative products and services designed for financially vulnerable Canadians.

Her commitment to sustainable community development is driven largely by the eighteen years she spent growing up in Bangladesh, India and Singapore.

Aysha is currently completing a Masters in Global Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Development from Queen’s University.