Akshay Mathur appointed Senior Director of Asia Society Policy Institute, Delhi
January 11, 2024 — Akshay Mathur has been appointed Senior Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Delhi office, a branch of Asia Society India established in 2006 and headquartered in Mumbai.
Mathur will be responsible for the Institute’s policy mandate in India, leading a team that covers security, economics, and climate, leveraging Asia Society’s global network to connect India’s policies to the policy communities in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His expertise is geoeconomics, specifically international financial architecture, the global trading system, global economic governance and global digital governance.
Welcoming him to the role, Inakshi Sobti, CEO of Asia Society India, stated: “We look forward to having Akshay as part of Asia Society India, continuing to build on our work at the intersection of business, arts, and policy to foster broader engagement of India and South Asia with the world.”
C. Raja Mohan, who was the first to lead the Policy Institute’s work in Delhi, will continue with Asia Society as a Non-Resident Distinguished Fellow.
“We are delighted to have Akshay lead the Asia Society Policy Institute’s work in India,” says Rorry Daniels, Managing Director of Asia Society Policy Institute. “His substantial expertise in geoeconomics complements our existing work on India’s security outlook and carbon market development. His experience steering research and programming for other leading institutions in India will be critical to expanding the impact and reach of the Asia Society Policy Institute Delhi office.”
Akshay Mathur is concurrently a Non-Resident Senior Fellow with the Digital Economy Programme at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) based in Canada
Previously, he led Mumbai-based, business-supported, independent foreign policy think tanks Gateway House and Observer Research Foundation Mumbai.
He has written columns for Indian and foreign news publications, led Indian government-supported Track Two dialogues with other countries, published research for various Indian and global think tanks, and convened and spoken at several Indian and global forums on international, domestic and local policymaking.
He represented India at the inaugural cohort of the Asia Global Fellows program for mid-career leaders in the field of global policymaking hosted by the Asia Global Institute in Hong Kong in 2017 and the Georgetown University’s Young Leaders Forum in Qatar in 2012
He has advanced degrees in policy, business and technology, specifically an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University as the Edward Mason Fellow, an MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business with concentration in Finance and Business Analysis, and a BS in Computer Science from the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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