Nkere is currently Vice Chairman of Blinds To Go Inc. and directly responsible of its Ontario and United States operations. He joined Blinds To Go in 1996 as a private investor and board member and worked with the owners to develop a strategic, operational and human resource roadmap for the company’s expansion from its original Quebec base. His role slowly expanded with the company’s growth and by early 2001, Nkere had assumed a key operating role. Today Nkere remains an important member of company’s leadership team and an architect of its human capital strategy.
Nkere has more than twenty years of management, investing and consulting experience in the consumer and retail sectors. Prior to joining Blinds To Go, Nkere was a Managing Director at Harvard Private Capital Group, the private investment affiliate of Harvard Management Company which manages the Harvard University endowment. From 1989 to 1996, Nkere served on the board of directors of over a dozen portfolio companies, primarily focused on retail and consumer companies. It was through his efforts at Harvard, that Nkere first became involved at Blinds To Go.
Before joining Harvard and from 1987 to 1989, Nkere was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. At BCG, he focused on advising companies in the consumer sector. From 1983 to 1985, Nkere was employed by the Procter and Gamble Company.
Nkere is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees and a graduate of the Harvard Business School with Masters of Business Administration.
Nkere, wife Naureen and three children, Isiah, Imanuel and Nahlia, currently live with Montclair, New Jersey.