Nikhil Gowd

Oxford, UK

2023 Global Leadership Initiative

Nikhil Gowd

Nikhil is an MPhil student at the Department of International Development where he researches large-scale renewable energy transitions and climate justice. He is from Toronto, Canada and studied at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario where was heavily involved in advocacy around mental health issues along with working jobs in climate research and social finance. Nikhil helps lead one of Canada's premier non-profits focusing on teaching young people how to advocate for themselves and others through the power of speech and debate. He is also a North Indian classical percussionist and semi-classical vocalist, along with having trained in Western classical music for many years. He enjoys composing, directing, and researching music for a variety of projects.