Anand Raghuraman is an Associate at The Asia Group, where he supports clients as they develop and expand their business strategies across South Asia. Anand primarily works with clients focusing on India, as well as those operating in the electronics, payments, and technology sectors. Using his deep regional and sectoral expertise, Anand helps clients navigate India’s complex policy environment, advance market entry strategies, and develop robust corporate citizenship initiatives.
In addition to his role as Associate, Anand previously served as Special Assistant to Vice Chair Ambassador Richard Verma, where he supported the South Asia team’s outreach to clients and business development efforts. He also provided speechwriting and administrative support for Ambassador Verma’s domestic and international engagements with prominent U.S. and Indian think tanks, industry organizations, and government officials.
Prior to joining The Asia Group, Anand was the Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow at the Aspen Strategy Group, where he spearheaded the planning and execution of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, Aspen Strategy Group Summer Workshop, and the inaugural Aspen European Strategy Group Dialogue. He also provided speechwriting and business development support to the Aspen Ministers Forum, a premier initiative of foreign ministers chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Before joining the Aspen Strategy Group, Anand was a Fulbright ETA grantee in Turkey, where he served as an English lecturer at Afyon Kocatepe University. He also brings experience from his work at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, where he published commentary on Japan’s post-Fukushima energy security strategy. He also worked at the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, where he covered the Asia-Pacific defense portfolio.
Anand holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in economics from Duke University, where he was the undergraduate chair of the Duke Program American Grand Strategy and a Duke Engage Cairo grant recipient. He is proficient in Tamil and conversational in Turkish.