Pratyush Rao

Senior Analyst

Singapore

Pratyush is Control Risks’ lead analyst for India and South Asia. He provides research and analysis of political, security and regulatory developments in South Asia, and their implications for clients' commercial activities in the region. He is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ online platform CORE, and conducts bespoke consulting projects.

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Pratyush is Control Risks’ lead analyst for India and South Asia. He provides research and analysis of political, security and regulatory developments in South Asia, and their implications for clients' commercial activities in the region. He is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ online platform CORE, and conducts bespoke consulting projects.


Recent projects include:
  • A country risk assessment for a global education provider assessing the regulatory and policy environment in the higher education sector in India.
  • A security threat assessment for an international oil and gas company in Bangladesh to inform its approach for a seismic tender.
  • A stakeholder mapping, regulatory and policy assessment of Nepal's telecom sector for a major telecom conglomerate. The project provided detailed analysis of the operating landscape for foreign telecom players in Nepal, as well as the motivations and intent of key political, regulatory and commercial stakeholders towards the sector. 


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. In addition to this, he also led the High Commission's political engagement work in the sensitive Indian-administered-Kashmir (IaK) region. 

Pratyush has also worked for BBC Monitoring, the open-source intelligence wing of the BBC, where he tracked key developments spanning South and East Asia. He holds an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. He is fluent in three Indian languages including Hindi, Odia and Telugu.

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