Aman Raj Khanna is a Managing Director for The Asia Group, where he spearheads the firm’s India-based platform and supports clients in developing sophisticated market entry and expansion strategies. Aman brings to bear almost 15 years of experience working at the intersection of business and public policy across South Asia. He has extensive experience working with India’s central and state governments as well as industry bodies to develop cutting-edge policy reforms and public-private partnerships.
Prior to joining The Asia Group, Aman served as the India Country Manager for Global Blue, a Swiss tourist tax refund and payments technology company, where he was instrumental in creating breakthroughs across regulatory and business development frontiers to facilitate the firm’s commercial operations in India. Most notably, Aman worked closely with India’s Ministry of Finance, the Goods and Services Tax Council, and several industry bodies to facilitate wide-ranging provisions enabling tax refunds for visitors in India’s seminal Goods and Service Tax Act of 2017.
Aman joined Global Blue from Murdoch Media, a venture fund, where as Director of Government and Economic Affairs, he helped the firm’s partners and portfolio companies in pivoting their early-stage business expansion into India and other Asian markets. In an earlier role at the consulting division of Dua Associates, Aman advised multinational clients in addressing their strategic hurdles in the Indian market, covering issues such as defense procurement, pharmaceutical patents, and payments technologies.
Prior to this, Aman served as the Program Officer at the Wadhwani Chair for India-U.S. Policy Studies at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations from 2012 to 2015. Aman led the program’s research on trade and economic issues at the forefront of the bilateral relationship.
Aman began his career as an economist with the URS Corporation in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he led an on-ground economic survey of all infrastructure for the entire state of Louisiana following hurricanes Katrina and Ike. Later, as a member of FEMA’s Benefit Costs Analysis Helpline panel, he served as an expert technical resource for disadvantaged communities across the United States in preparing aid applications to the Federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Aman holds a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts in Geosciences and Economics, where he was a Parajon Scholar and captain of the university’s rugby team. He also spent time studying international finance at Georgetown University’s economics department and considers Washington, D.C. his second home. Aman was born and raised in India where he now lives with his wife and two dogs.