Adnan Ahmad Ansari is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and associate vice president at The Asia Group. 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 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.