Paul Mikov is SVP for Global Partnerships at the New York Academy of Sciences, with a focus on Nutrition and Health. Paul is also an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Forhdam University, and Kettering College in Ohio. Prior to joining NYAS, Paul was VP of Institutional Partnerships at CMMB-Healthier Lives Worldwide, a global health organization, where he was responsible for advancing partnerships with leading foundations, corporations, academic entities, large health-care networks, and relevant UN and government agencies. Previously, Paul occupied roles as Liaison for State Institutions and Director of Development, as well as Visiting Scholar at the School of International and Public affairs at Columbia University in New York City. Prior to Columbia University, for about ten years, Paul held senior leadership roles at World Vision International, a $2.8 billion international NGO, specializing in humanitarian/development affairs, government relations, and policy and advocacy. The last seven years of his tenure with World Vision International, Paul was the Director of WVI’s UN Office and the organization’s Chief UN Representative. In that role, Paul worked with policy makers and diplomats across the key portfolios of the sector (humanitarian, development, policy/advocacy), and across the most strategic domains, such as the UN, governmental, non-governmental, academic, media, corporate/foundations, and the faith-based domains. In addition to the human rights and humanitarian initiatives that Paul provided critical leadership to at the UN, he played a pivotal role in the preparation, mobilization of pledged resources to the tune of $40 billion, and the successful launch of major global health campaigns, such as the UN Every Woman Every Child.
Prior to his World Vision International tenure, Paul was involved in management roles in the non-profit sector in metropolitan Los Angeles. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Business Administration, two master’s degrees, in Social Ethics and Intercultural Studies, is Senior Executive Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and has pursued a Ph.D. program.