ETF Council

Abhishek Kumar

Abhishek Kumar

Abhishek is the founding partner of Indicc Associates - a non-partisan public interest firm which also curates New Indian Consumer Initiative and Citizen 21 Initiative. Abhishek is a passionate advocate of citizen and consumer interest in policy making. In the past, he was Director at CUTS International and has handled several pro consumer initiatives at the intersection of environmental, social and economic policy, and led a wide range of projects on domains like skills, jobs & livelihoods, federalism, mobility, energy, media & entertainment, education, and rural development, amongst others.

Aditya Kumar

Aditya Kumar

Aditya is a Founding Partner at NKR Law Offices and is based in New Delhi. He is the Arguing Counsel for the State of Jharkhand before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and has worked with several tech companies, especially tech companies in the gaming sector. He was also a part of the "Crypto" challenge case before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India which was finally decided by the Supreme Court in favour of the parties he represented. He has also been quoted on various tech law-related issues by notable publications like 'DW' and 'Medianama'.

Amitabh Kumar

Amitabh Kumar

Amitabh is a child online safety expert, with 15 years of experience working in the field. He is a safety advisor to Meta, Byte Dance, Netflix, and other bigtech companies. He’s interested in AI, Content Moderation, Trust and Safety, Age Oriented ratings and reviews.

Anupam Kaul

Anupam Kaul

Mr. Kaul is a leading quality and standardization expert who has 40 years of multi-faceted experience in diverse quality related disciplines. He advises government and industry on strategic policy issues that link standards to business and trade.

Manhar Garegrat

Manhar Garegrat

As the co-founder of Panthera Web3 Wallet Suite, Manhar Garegrat is building a Web 3.0 wallet infra company that aims to solve wallet & asset custody challenges for businesses in a secure & compliant manner. In his previous assignment as a board member at CoinDCX, he has worked extensively in the domain of marketing, business, legal, public policy and compliance and has represented the VDA industry in many policy and regulatory efforts with the government. He has played a crucial role in evangelizing crypto among key stakeholders, policy makers and regulators to solve policy level challenges in India.

Megha Chawdhry

Megha Chawdhry

Megha is a principal at Treemouse, a strategic design consultancy, she heads the emerging technology vertical that focuses on simplifying adoption trajectories for novel concepts through people-focused evidence based outcomes.

Meghna Bal

Meghna Bal

Meghna is a lawyer with deep experience in media and emerging technology. Previously, she worked on legal and policy strategy at the Walt Disney Company. Before Disney, she set up and led the India office for Consensys, the world’s largest blockchain technology company. She is also a Fellow at the Esya Centre, New Delhi.

Mohit Chawdhry

Mohit Chawdhry

Mohit is a Fellow at the Esya Centre, a technology policy think tank. He primarily works on the regulation of emerging technologies, with a focus on digital assets and immersive technology. Other focus areas include antitrust in digital markets and internet governance.

Neeraj Dodamane

Neeraj Dodamane

Neeraj Doddamane is the Chief Strategy Officer at ShikshaLokam, an NGO enabling and amplifying leadership development opportunities for individuals and institutions engaged in K-12 education systems in India. Neeraj leads and orchestrates the organisation’s national programs and key strategic initiatives across teams. Neeraj is also pursuing his post graduation in Organisational Leadership from Said Business School. Prior to ShikshaLokam, Neeraj was a Teach For India fellow and has provided strategic consultation to several early stage non profits.Since 2018, he is an active member of the Global Shapers Community and leads the education initiatives of the Bengaluru Hub.

Sameer Boray

Sameer Boray

Sameer Boray is a licensed lawyer in India and an international public policy professional in the emerging and internet technologies space. Currently, Sameer is the Policy Manager for Trust Data and Technology at the Information Technology Industry Council in Washington, D.C., where he works on platform policy, data protection, AI policy, and cybersecurity policy. He holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a BA, LLB. (Hons.) from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. He is pursuing an LLM in U.S Law from George Mason University.

Varun Ramdas

Varun Ramdas

Varun is a lawyer who focuses on regulations relating to information technology. He analyses the role of regulation in fostering the growth of converging digital infrastructure and service industries.

Vivan Sharan

Vivan Sharan

Vivan steers the advocacy initiatives at Koan Advisory Group. He is Secretary of the Esya Centre, a Visiting Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, and serves on the boards of several innovation-centric organisations. He is also the author of "Wonked!: India in Search of an Economic Ideology", published by Bloomsbury in 2019; and co-author of "The Dazzle of the Digital: Unbundling India Online", published by Routledge in 2022.

Vrinda Maheshwari

Vrinda Maheshwari

Vrinda handles the Secretariat at ETF. She has worked at the intersection of technology, law and policy over the last decade. She holds a BA, LLB. (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and a MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.