Dr Subi Chaturvedi

President, YGI, YES BANK

Dr Subi Chaturvedi is a distinguished Public Policy professional with a PhD from IIT Delhi and a Masters in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass communication Research Centre, a gold medalist and a recipient of several awards. She brings with her excellent management skills and expertise in public policy, public administration advocacy, community engagement, campaign management, public relations and social policy. She has served as a key resource person, expert member on committees, plenary speaker and a core conference organizer. Held roundtables to influence policy initiatives in ministries and build alliances and coalitions.

She has served as Member of the United Nations (UN) Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), appointed by the UN Secretary General. During her three-year term, Subi has made notable contribution in brokering consensus, working with all stakeholder groups, Governments, IGOs, private sector, and the technical community. Through her extraordinary leadership, Subi has been instrumental in influencing India’s position in support of a multistakeholder model for Internet Governance with measurable outcomes. Dr. Chaturvedi has also served as the Global Co-Chair of the Netmundial initiative, led by Brazil, for the Future of the Internet ecosystem.

Prior to her appointment at YES BANK, she was the senior director and head public policy and public affairs at the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the country’s apex association for leading mobile, telecom operators, technology, internet and digital services companies. She headed stakeholder engagement dealing directly with ministers and key bureaucrats as well as other industry associations in championing and executing successful advocacy campaigns. Held roundtables to influence regulatory and policy initiatives for ministries, including Min. of Electronics & IT (Meity), Ministry of Communications (MoC, DoT), and MHRD. Made invited contributions to Meity and DoT, MoC, Committees on Net Neutrality and the Standing Parliamentary Committee for IT on Net Neutrality and Call drops.

Previously, she has served as the Director Strategy- Public Policy and New Media at Hill + Knowlton , creating successful integrated marketing campaigns for brands, governments, private sector bodies and intergovernmental organisations.

As Asst. Professor of the Journalism and Communication at the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, DU, she successfully taught and trained several batches of formidable journalists.

Some of the Distinctions and Fellowships received:

  • Convener Working Group India IGF (Civil Society) (MoC&IT)
  • Board Member and Co-chair Netmundial, Brazil (Civil Society)
  • NIXI (National Internet Exchange, India) Fellow- Internet Governance 2014- 2015
  • Member, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • IVLP Fellow on Internet Governance and Cybersecurity (US State Department)
  • Jury IBC, Amsterdam (World’s largest Convention on Broadcasting, Media, Content and Delivery)
  • Co-director of the critically acclaimed documentary film- Freedom Song for PSBT
  • UNDESA Fellowship for the MAG, IGF Bali 2013 and IGF Istanbul 2014
  • Recipient of the PSBT Research grant for the state of New Media in India

Subi, is also one of the foremost influencers, with excellent bilingual advocacy and communication skills and versatility to speak to a broad spectrum of audiences using multiple platforms, ranging from TV debates, panel discussions to influential writing in topmost academic journals and in editorial pages with several opinion articles in most respected newspapers and online media to her credit. She has over a lakh followers on social media platforms and is widely published on Public Policy, New Media Technology, Cybersecurtiy, Internet Governance & Emerging Issues, Deepening Democracy, Youth, Media, Diversity and Change Management.