LEVYdance board adds Ravi Mistri


The LEVYdance Board of Directors has announced the addition of Ravindra “Ravi" Mistri to its Board, bringing its growing governing body to 10 members. 

Ravi is an entrepreneurial professional with a background in finance, private equity, venture capital and tech start-ups. He is currently Business Operations Manager at Palo Alto-based Nyansa, Inc., and a graduate of South Africa’s University of Witwatersrand and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Ravi’s colleagues know him as highly analytical and a strong leader, negotiator, and design thinker. Following five years investing in financial technology startups focused on driving financial inclusion in sub-Saharan African, Ravi returned to the Bay Area, where he continued exploring his passion for disruptive and enabling technologies at Stanford University, in particular those that have a positive socioeconomic impact in emerging markets.

"My definition of success is incomplete without service to others," he says on why he joined a nonprofit, and that's what ultimately led him to LEVYdance.

"I have always been interested in the arts broadly, in almost all forms,” he says. "Since my Stanford dSchool design-thinking project with the San Francisco Opera, I have been curious about the role and position of performance arts within a contemporary and rapidly changing society."

Beyond his professional life, Ravi's interests include sports, travel, theatre, art, and photography. “I am most content with a good coffee, a camera in my hand, and the open road in front of me,” he says.