Pratyush Rao

Associate Director

Singapore

Pratyush is an Associate Director based in Singapore and leads the political and regulatory risk consulting practice for India and South Asia. In this role, he oversees the coverage of political, security, regulatory developments across the region for Control Risks’ online platform CORE and conducts bespoke consulting projects on South Asia.

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Pratyush is an Associate Director based in Singapore and leads the political and regulatory risk consulting practice for India and South Asia. In this role, he oversees the coverage of political, security, regulatory developments across the region for Control Risks’ online platform CORE and conducts bespoke consulting projects on South Asia.


Recent projects include:
  • Investigation and litigation support for an international law firm advising a major Middle Eastern investment agency pursuing arbitration against the Government of India under a Bilateral Investment Treaty over the failure of a state government to honour a major contract. 
  • Advising a global automotive company on managing the local political, regulatory, social and reputational fallout of its decision to restructure its business in India. 
  • Conducting a strategic advisory workshop on India for a major international oil and gas company focused on assessing key political and geopolitical risks in India to inform the company’s medium and long-term scenario development around its planned investments in India’s downstream sector.
  • Conducting a detailed stakeholder mapping, regulatory and policy assessment of the telecom sectors in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh for a major international telecom conglomerate to inform its potential entry into these markets.


Pratyush’s comments on political and regulatory developments in South Asia have appeared in major media outlets, including the BBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, Forbes and CNBC.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Pratyush worked for the British High Commission in New Delhi as a Senior Political Adviser and provided analysis and policy advice on issues pertaining to India-Pakistan relations and Indian-administered-Kashmir. Pratyush has also worked for BBC Monitoring, and for APCO Worldwide as a member of the firm’s government relations team in India. 

Pratyush holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics (LSE). Besides being fluent in Hindi, he also speaks Odia and Telugu. 

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