Nejla Liias

Nejla Liias founded Global Health Visions (GHV) to provide strategic guidance on the formulation and implementation of global health and development initiatives that aim to improve the lives and livelihoods of women and children. With a deliberate focus on advocacy, policy, and communications, GHV works across a range of issues including Agriculture & Nutrition, Maternal & Reproductive Health, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Infectious Diseases, Health System Strengthening, Climate Change, and Gender and Democracy.  Across her work, Nejla sees across the landscape of issues and identify overlaps and synergies that may increase the ability of siloed partners to work more collaboratively for the greater good.  

Prior to starting Global Health Visions, Nejla was an independent consultant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its Global Health Policy and Advocacy division. She also spent five years as a public finance professional at the Wall Street firms of Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan.

Nejla holds a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in International Policy and Development from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy Institute, and a Bachelor of Science from Bates College.

Outside of work, Nejla is very active in her local community.  She currently serves on the Board of the Good Work Institute as well as a strategic thought partner to Partners for Climate Action of the Hudson Valley.

Meet the GHV team

Our consulting roster consists of a core team plus a vast network of over 100 expert consultants, spanning the globe, with a range of skill sets and issue area expertise. 

Meet the GHV team

Our consulting roster consists of a core team plus a vast network of over 100 expert consultants, spanning the globe, with a range of skill sets and issue area expertise.