Akshobh Giridharadas is an Advisor for Strategic Communications at USISPF.
Previously, He was a Director at BowerGroupAsia (BGA) and a communications consultant with the World Bank, both in Washington, DC
A journalist by profession, He was based in Singapore for seven years, four of which as a reporter and producer with MediaCorp’s Channel News Asia covering foreign policy and international business news. He reported extensively on investor sentiment, tech trends, Fortune 500 companies, startups and interviewed Singaporean policymakers and visiting foreign dignitaries.
He started his career in Singapore with ESPN STAR Sports, where he worked as a sports producer. His foray into the world of sports broadcasting began after He finished in the quarterfinals of a pan-India talent hunt (Dream Job) for the next sports broadcasting face of ESPN STAR Sports.
He has written on diverse topics such as geopolitics, business, tech, culture and sports and has published articles for outlets such as The Diplomat, The National Interest, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), where he presently serves as a Visiting Fellow, FirstPost, MoneyControl, The Quint and ThePrint. He is a two-time TEDx speaker and has moderated several panels at major tech conferences in Singapore.
He has two master’s degrees: one in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a second master’s in journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication in Pune, India. He has an undergraduate degree in commerce from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics at the University of Mumbai, India.