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Roy-Dixon appointed executive director of Global Gateways

Padmini Roy-Dixon

The Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University has appointed Padmini Roy-Dixon executive director of the Global Gateways. Roy-Dixon is an experienced leader in new business development and financial management and for the past 10 years has spearheaded high priority projects and engaged with a wide variety of stakeholders in the public and private sectors.

She most recently served as chief of the Business Services Division and the Office of Opportunities for New Americans at the Ohio Development Services Agency, where she managed 40 employees, oversaw more than 30 individual programs, distributed $75 million in grants and loans, as well as improved effectiveness, compliance and efficiencies within the organization.

“The Global Gateways are an important asset for Ohio State as we build and foster research collaborations and engage with students and alumni across the globe,” said Gil Latz, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs. “Padmini Roy-Dixon brings a wealth of managerial, programming and budgeting experience that will enable us to advance strategic priorities and create new opportunities for the Gateways.”

At Ohio State, Padmini Roy-Dixon will be responsible for providing organizational leadership, management, support and development of Ohio State’s Global Gateways in Shanghai, Mumbai and São Paulo. The Gateways serve as liaison offices for the university and facilitate student mobility, faculty research and teaching, alumni relations, corporate partnerships and outreach events.

Roy-Dixon will build and manage alliances between the academic units and the China, India and Brazil Gateways to promote research collaborations and programming as well as develop performance metrics, strategic business plans and manage the budget.

In addition to her experience with the State of Ohio, she has a strong financial background and has worked for Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Roy-Dixon holds a master’s degree from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State, a master’s degree in finance from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Delhi.