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Ankhi Das is the Head of Public Policy for Facebook India, as part of its global public policy organization. Ankhi joined Facebook in Oct 2011 as part of Facebook’s on-going investment in building a team of experts to represent the company in areas of public policy and work with governments, policy makers and regulators around the world.
India is an important country for Facebook and the growth of the Internet and connectivity across the country raises many interesting and complex issues of public policy and regulation. With over 15 years of public policy and regulatory affairs experience in the technology sector, Ankhi Das leads Facebook’s efforts on Open Internet, privacy, data security, and safety issues in India, as well as advance Facebook’s role in India’s social and economic growth.
Ms. Das served on the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) which organized India’s first – and one of the world’s largest in-country internet governance meets – attended by nearly 400 delegates with 60 speakers and 14 sessions representing a mix of global internet governance priorities and India specific issues.
Ms. Das joined Facebook from Microsoft India, where as Director of Public Policy, she was responsible for strategic public policy projects and regulatory affairs, since being hired as its first corporate affairs employee, including serving as Head of Corporate Citizenship, in 2004. She has an extensive background in policy issues including intellectual property rights, competition law and policy, Internet economy issues and economic development and technology policy.
Ms. Das is a regular member of several industry associations including the FICCI Communication & Digital Economy Committee.