Research Director

Milap portraitMilap Patel is MSI Integrity’s incoming Research Director. Prior to MSI Integrity, Milap was a Senior Program Officer at the Open Society Foundations, where he worked with and selected Open Society Fellows on their new approaches to challenging economic inequality. Before that, he conducted research on trends in international sustainable development financing at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. and worked for a renewable energy start-up in New York City. He serves on the board of several national and international organizations that promote LGBTQ+ rights, visibility, and advocacy. Milap has a Master in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Development Studies from the University of Sussex, UK. He is originally from Nairobi, Kenya.