Akshobh Giridharadas presently heads Communications for the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and is a Visiting Fellow for the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), based out of Washington DC. A journalist by profession, Akshobh Giridharadas was based out of Singapore as a reporter and producer with Channel News Asia (CNA), MediaCorp, covering international business news. He writes on diverse topics such as geopolitics, business, tech, culture and sports. His commentaries have appeared in outlets such as The Diplomat, The National Interest, Hindustan Times, Deccan Herald, News18, CNBC, ORF, FirstPost, MoneyControl, The Quint, and ThePrint. His previous endeavors include working at ESPN STAR and FOX networks. He is a two-time TEDx and Toastmasters public speaker and is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts having specialized in international affairs.