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Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Aligning India’s data governance frameworks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to usher in another half a billion Indians online is a fitting goal for an ambitious, young digital nation. Yet closing India’s digital divides and developing a robust digital economy will require a moonshot effort that leaves little room for error.

Issue Brief by Mark Linscott and Anand Raghuraman

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Anand Raghuraman is a nonresident fellow at the South Asia Center and a Vice President at The Asia Group, where he advises clients operating in South Asia across the internet, e-commerce, social media, fintech, and financial services sectors. Using his deep regional and sectoral expertise, he supports clients looking to navigate India’s complex policy environment, advance tailored market expansion strategies, and develop high-impact corporate citizenship initiatives. 

Throughout his time at The Asia Group, Anand has played a critical role in expanding the firm’s partnerships in India. In 2019, he worked concurrently in New Delhi as a Visiting Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, one of India’s leading think tanks. In this capacity, he helped operationalize a joint research partnership between The Asia Group and the Observer Research Foundation, examining critical topics in U.S.-India defense relations and cooperation in cyberspace. 

Prior to joining The Asia Group, Anand was a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow at the Aspen Strategy Group, where he supported the planning and execution of the Aspen Strategy Group Summer Workshop and the inaugural Aspen European Strategy Group Dialogue. He also provided speechwriting and business development support to the Aspen Ministers Forum.

Previously, Anand was a Fulbright ETA grantee in Turkey, where he served as an English lecturer at Afyon Kocatepe University. 

Anand is a graduate of Duke University. He is proficient in Tamil and conversational in Turkish.