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Akshay Mathur

Akshay Mathur

Senior Director

Asia Society Policy Institute, Delhi


About Akshay Mathur

Akshay Mathur is Senior Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Delhi office. Mathur is 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. He 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.  

As an AsiaGlobal Fellow, Akshay’s research focused on the rise of the new multilateral financial institutions and forums. This work is part of a book in the making on “The Alternate Financial Architecture.”


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