Foreign Policy Magazine has named Branford resident Nadim Matta, one of their Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2012 – number 25, to be exact.
He shares this prestigious honor with some of the greatest minds of our time, including the Gates, the Clintons and Sebastian Thrun. The number one and two Global Thinkers are Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein of Burma.
FP Magazine has chosen Matta for his innovation in helping poor communities around the world set ambitious goals and achieve them in short deadlines. They stated he was named the 25th Global Thinker: “For showing that everyone needs a 100-day plan, not just presidents.”
Matta is the head of the Rapid Results Institute, which helps impoverished communities set goals and achieve them in 100 days. FP Magazine said some of his accomplishments include “building a school in a Sudanes village, getting 700 people tested for HIV in Addis Ababa” and doubling the number of attended births in a Rwandan town.
Rapid Results Institute is run by the Stamford-based Schaffer Consulting where Matta is a consultant.
Matta told FP Magazine, he’s yet to join Twitter and when asked, “American decline or renewal?” he replied, “renewal.”
Read his interview with the magazine and find out why he is a Global Thinker among us!