About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Kinza Mahmood

Kinza works as an analyst for the healthy life mission, helping to deliver the mission through research and analysis.

Before Nesta, Kinza worked as an associate at Women in Global Health Pakistan, where she built strategic partnerships and developed research studies to promote gender equity in healthcare.

Prior to this, she worked as a project coordinator at St John's Ambulance where she helped implement a training program for at-risk youth to develop social action projects in their neighbourhoods. Simultaneously, Kinza gained a Master's in Public Health from Imperial College London. 

Kinza studied Biology at Lahore University of Management Sciences and was highly involved in community service activities. These aimed to reduce inequalities in education and bridge the gap between different socio-economic classes, both within and beyond the university. 

Outside of work, she is most likely travelling but can also be found volunteering or curled up with a good book.