Nipun Malhotra is co-founder and CEO of the Nipman Foundation that works in the area of health and advocacy for persons with disabilities. He is a visiting Research Fellow at World Enabled, a Pineda Foundation initiative. He is the brand ambassador of Umoja Travels, India’s first accessible travel company. And he is on the board of Directors at Vishwas, a non-profit working on disability and development. Nipun is also the Executive Director of Nipman Fastener Industries, a leading automotive fastener manufacturing company in India.
Nipun is an alumnus of St Stephen’s College, the Delhi School of Economics and Indian School of Business. He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
Since 2015, Nipun has been at the forefront of numerous efforts to ensure access for the disabled. The wheelchair access filters in restaurant listings on Zomato, the availability of wheelchairs at the 2015 NH7 and the 2016 Jaipur Literature Festival are direct results of his work. He lobbied with the Delhi Government to exempt the disabled from the Odd–Even car rule. Since August 2016 he is part of NITI Aayog experts panel.
An avid tweeter, Nipun writes regularly on disability issues. His writing has appeared on Scroll.in, The Indian Express, NDTV Blog, etc. He is also the author of a comic titled ‘No red card for the disabled’.
Nipun was born with arthrogryposis, a rare congenital disorder. He uses a wheelchair.