Managing Director, Sandbox Industries

Nina Nashif is a Managing Director at Sandbox Industries, a start-up foundry and early-stage venture capital firm, where she leads new business development and strategic initiatives. She is also the Founder and CEO of Healthbox, a business platform created to stimulate global innovation and entrepreneurship in the health care industry. Ms. Nashif’s background includes more than ten years of global business experience within very different organizational settings. Prior to joining Sandbox, she was on the executive leadership team of Sg2, a private healthcare analytics and consulting firm, where she founded and led the international division based in London, England. While at Sg2, she worked with both the public and private health care sectors in more than ten countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Her professional experience also includes tenure as a consultant to the leadership team of the Health Authority Abu Dhabi, Director of Market Development in the International Services Division of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and Co-Founder of a Turkish cotton textile business in New York/Istanbul. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, on the Life Sciences Advisory Board of Springboard and involved in local civic organizations that support education, women and children. Ms. Nashif received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and her Master of Science in Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.