Bettina Cherian is a Manager, State Engagement at USISPF. She is an Intellectual Property (IP) lawyer and her last position was at the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry. She led all collaborations with the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprise on IP and was also the key relationship manager for the State Governments of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh to promote Intellectual Property Rights. She also managed the US-India Intellectual Property Rights dialogue on behalf of DPIIT.

Ms. Cherian completed her graduation in law from the prestigious India Law Society in Pune, and later on, went on to do her Masters specialising in Intellectual Property Rights. Bettina has also several diplomas in Cyber Law, Human Rights and Business Law.