Nitin K. Chadda
Former Senior Advisor for Strategy and Communications to the Secretary of Defense and Former National Security Council Director
Prior to concluding government service, Nitin Chadda served as the Senior Advisor for Strategy and Communications to former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. He provided counsel on a range of foreign policy as well as strategic engagement and communications issues. Nitin also supported the Department’s proactive outreach to the emerging technology community to improve and deepen ties to innovative ecosystems worldwide.
Prior to his role with the Secretary of Defense, he served at the White House on the National Security Council with a focus on the Middle East. During his time at the White House, Nitin was principally responsible for coordinating U.S. policy towards Iran in support of the diplomatic, economic, and regional security objectives affecting the broader Middle East.
In addition to his time at the White House, Nitin has nearly a decade of experience in U.S. national security policymaking, having served in a variety of roles at the Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, advising broadly on strategic communications issues as well as the Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia.
Nitin received his BS from Cornell University with high honors.