Google Picks Former Civil Servant Archana Gulati as India’s Chief Policy Officer

Google Picks Former Civil Servant Archana Gulati as India's Chief Policy Officer

Gulati is a long-term Indian government employee, having worked until March 2021 as a joint secretary for digital communications at Modi’s federal think tank, Niti Aayog, a body that is critical to government’s policy making across sectors.

Alphabet Inc’s Google has recruited a new public policy head in India, Archana Gulati, who recently worked at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s federal think-tank and the country’s antitrust watchdog, a source with direct information regarding this situation told Reuters. Various Indian government authorities have been employed by Big Tech organizations which are fighting more tight data and privacy regulation, as well as competition law scrutiny, under Modi’s national government. A Google India representative affirmed the improvement to Reuters, however didn’t intricate. Gulati didn’t quickly answer a solicitation for comment.

Before that, between 2014 and 2016, she worked as a senior official at India’s antitrust body, the Competition Commission of India, according to her LinkedIn profile.

The source declined to be named as the hiring decision was not public.

India’s antitrust watchdog is currently looking into Google’s business conduct in the market of smart TVs, its Android operating system as well as its in-app payments system.

Last year, Meta Platforms Inc hired Rajiv Aggarwal – who spent years working in India’s federal and state governments – as its head of policy. Another former Indian antitrust and federal government official, Anand Jha, in 2019 joined Walmart as India public policy officer. He currently manages government relations for Blackstone in India.

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