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Nikki Rafie

Regional Strategy Practice Area Leader, Gensler

As a Regional Strategy Practice Area Leader with over 25 years of workplace transformation experience, Nikki partners with clients to activate and operationalize their goals and initiatives by focusing on social impact, wellness, and inclusivity. Nikki brings a multi-disciplinary and integrated method to creating strategic solutions for complex challenges. With a client-focused approach, she expertly develops strategies and frameworks for teams to deliver functional and intuitive designs and solutions that create business value and offer users a positive experience. Most recently, Nikki served as Senior Director of Global Workplace Operations at Twitter, leading workplace, and employee experience initiatives in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Previously, she led the development and implementation of real estate and workplace transformation strategies, as well as portfolio planning for sportswear and technology giants Nike and Intel. In her work, Nikki has affected the progression of each company's global sustainability goals and certifications. As a people-centric leader, Nikki is skilled in organizational design, developing talent, and creating effective culture.