Varun Nikore has served as founding Executive Director of the AAPI Victory Alliance, a national AAPI 501c4 organization, since its inception in 2017. He is responsible for managing the staff of consultants, spearheading political and legislative strategy, and strategic planning as well as the leading the organization’s newly launched AAPI Think Tank.

Mr. Nikore currently serves on the Board of Emerging Voters and RiseAAPI. He also serves on the National Steering Committee of The Pipeline Fund and the Development Committee of the of the Arlington Free Clinic. Mr. Nikore has served as Senior Vice President-International for TriPolus, a facilitator of international business based in London. In this capacity, he advised numerous service industry and manufacturing clients engaged in international business development and industrial participation activities, with a special focus on India and other emerging markets.

Mr. Nikore previously served as COO of Tobiko Strategies, a communications and political strategy firm, incorporating cutting-edge social media and technology. In this role, Mr. Nikore assisted numerous non-governmental organizations, political entities, corporations and public officials around the world in communicating with the public and influencing public policy.  Mr. Nikore was Director of Supplier Management at the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) where he assisted hundreds of aerospace and defense suppliers and senior executives in achieving their industry objectives.

In 1999, Mr. Nikore was appointed by President Bill Clinton as Special Assistant to the U.S. Department of Education where managed the day-to-day responsibilities of the Distance Education Demonstration Program and served as liaison for eight major educational technology program initiatives.

Mr. Nikore was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Boards of the Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority and the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority from 2015-2017. Mr. Nikore also served on the Board of the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia after having served as past President of the organization.   Mr. Nikore holds a Bachelor’s degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Aviation Business Administration and a Master’s Degree from George Mason University in International Commerce and Policy.

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