Ankhi Das

Public Policy Director, Facebook - India & South Asia

Ankhi Das is the Director of Public Policy for Facebook in India and South Asia. With over 16 years of public policy and regulatory affairs experience in the technology sector, Ankhi's primary responsibilities are to lead Facebook's efforts on Internet governance, Open Internet, privacy, data security, safety issues and political risk management for the company. In this role, Ankhi oversees the company's relationships with policymakers, elected officials, government agencies and NGOs in India and South Asian countries and directs the company's programs in these areas. One of her key goals is to promote the use of facebook for encouraging civic engagement, community organizing for elections and social causes.

Ankhi is a member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory (MAG) of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as a private sector representative and an active participant in the global multi-stakeholder dialog. She is a member of the FICCI Digital Economy Committee and cyber-security sub-committee. In India she is a leading member of industry associations which advocate on internet governance issues.

She participated in the UN led inter-governmental negotiations, at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), hosted by ITU, in Dubai in Dec 2012 , where she represented the private sector. She is an active voice on Internet Governance issues at the IGF and groups like ICC-BASIS.

Prior to joining Facebook in 2011, Ankhi was at Microsoft, where as the Public Policy Director she was responsible for strategic public policy projects and managing regulatory issues for Microsoft in India.

Ankhi Das is a graduate of Loreto College, University of Calcutta, and has done post-graduate studies specializing in international relations and political science at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Ankhi is based in New Delhi.

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