Vivan Sharan

Vivan Sharan, Commissioner, India

Mr. Sharan is a Partner at Koan Advisory Group, a boutique New Delhi-based Indian consulting firm with a focus on public policy. He advises Fortune 500 companies, international organizations, industry associations, think tanks, and government bodies.

He is a Visiting Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Secretary of the Esya Centre, a technology and innovation focused think tank. Mr. Sharan is also an advisor to the Science, Indigenous Technology, and Advanced Research Accelerator (SITARA) in India.

Previously, as the CEO of ORF’s Global Governance Initiative, he worked closely with the Indian Government on various aspects of policy planning and geostrategy. He also helped set up and run the Asian Forum on Global Governance, a policy school for young professional leaders from around the world. Mr. Sharan has also served as the business head of a sustainability company.

Mr. Sharan is on the board of a medical research company and a boutique hospitality venture. He is also on the board of Pucca, a philanthropic platform for the creation of lifeline rural infrastructure in India.

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