Adnan Ahmad Ansari is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and associate vice president at 9.9 Insights, where he currently co-leads the technology practice. 9.9 Insights is the strategic partner of the Albright Stonebridge Group, which is a part of Dentons Global Advisers, a premier global-strategy and commercial-diplomacy firm previously chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Ansari has worked with Indian and international corporations and nonprofits in the technology, retail, e-commerce, electric-vehicle, private-equity, rural-electrification, manufacturing, health, and renewable-energy sectors. He regularly advises and helps organizations identify and leverage opportunities, mitigate risks, and engage with central and state governments. Ansari has expertise in technology and has engaged with government stakeholders extensively on key policies such as India’s draft data protection law, draft national e-commerce policy, potential regulations for crypto assets, and changes in social-media platforms’ regulations. He has facilitated large-scale investments, created and executed strategic sales for organizations, run campaigns on critical policy issues for nonprofits and private companies, and enabled clients across sectors to navigate India’s complex policy environment.
Ansari started his career as an engineer and subsequently set up a social venture in Ahmedabad, India. Born in the politically vibrant city of Allahabad, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Ansari follows Indian politics with a keen eye. In his personal capacity, he also advises civil society organizations and has been associated with a regional political party in the past. Ansari has a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) in mechanical engineering, with a minor in management, from the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar and a post-graduate diploma in liberal arts from Ashoka University.