Namita Khasat provides enterprise wide executive leadership to the central financial and administrative operations of the Institute. The enterprise wide operations for accounting, finance, real estate, risk management, operational efficiencies, Human Resources and Information Technology are a part of her portfolio. She works closely with the Board and supports the work of the Finance, Audit and Risk, Facilities and Investment Committees. In addition to her work at the Institute, she was unanimously elected to Service Year Alliance Board, under General Stan McChrystal Chairmanship, where she serves as Chair to the Finance and Audit Committee. Namita has spoken at national and regional conferences, been a featured speaker and author with CFO Alliance, a 7000 strong CFO networking advisory group.
In her career, Namita has served at executive levels since 1985 as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Information Officer/Chief Administrative officer in various strong organizations including Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, YMCA, Christiana care Health System, Medstar Health System and State Department of Revenue. Prior to starting at The Aspen Institute, she was the Chief Financial Officer for Delaware Hospice, a statewide organization with offices in Delaware and Pennsylvania, providing leadership to all its financial and administrative functions for its inpatient and home-based healthcare services. Namita holds an MA in Industrial Psychology (or Organizational development, where she ranked at the top of Osmania University); an MPA in Finance and computer management (University of Delaware) and Executive Leadership (Georgetown University).
Namita is married to Nick Khasat, a PhD Polymer Scientist who is a (retd) Business Development manager for Arkema, a French company with large global operations. Together they have two sons: Dr. Vikram Khasat, a radiologist who is married to Elena; together they have a son, Lincoln Thomas and a daughter, Isla Grace. Vivek Khasat, their younger son, is Regional Director at SEI Investments and married to Lina.