Ankhi Das

Ankhi Das Public Policy Director - Facebook, India, South & Central Asia

Public Policy Director, Facebook  - India, South & Central Asia

Ankhi Das is the Director of Public Policy for Facebook in India and South & Central 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, promoting access and 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, South & Central 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 participated in the UN led inter-governmental negotiations, at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), hosted by ITU, in Dubai in Dec 2012 and in the Busan Round in 2014 where she represented the private sector. She is an active voice on Internet Governance issues at the IGF and  groups like ICC-BASIS, FICCI, COAI, USIBC, IAMAI and has participated in global ITU treaty negotiations and the NetMundial meeting in Sao Paolo on the future of the internet.

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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