Associate & Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman
Emily Paragamian is an Associate at The Asia Group, where she supports clients as they develop and expand their business strategies across South Asia. Emily assists clients in navigating India’s complex regulatory and political environment across a variety of sectors including information and communications technologies, manufacturing, and logistics. In this capacity, she develops market entry and expansion strategies, briefs clients on emerging political developments, and helps craft resonant messaging strategies.
In addition to her role as Associate, Emily serves as Special Assistant to Vice Chairman Ambassador Richard Verma. She supports Ambassador Verma through outreach to clients and industry stakeholders and offers substantive and administrative support for speaking engagements and international travel.
Prior to joining The Asia Group, Emily worked at the Georgetown University India Initiative, where she hosted more than 80 events and programs with U.S. and Indian stakeholders from government, the private sector, and academia. She also supported the university’s international research efforts, including administering a grant project on maternal health in Patna, Bihar with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Emily also served as a research associate at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where she monitored and analyzed U.S. legislative developments on foreign investment and trade. She also brings experience from her work as a legal assistant at the Public International Law and Policy Group, where she focused on negotiation support and transitional justice mechanisms in Syria and Yemen for the firm’s Middle East practice.
Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and is proficient in Arabic.