Vaman Desai

Research Director, South Asia

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Vaman Desai is a research director at BowerGroupAsia where he supports clients operating in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Prior to joining BGA, Vaman served as a marketing executive with the Commercial Wing of the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C. where he worked on a number of U.S.-India bilateral trade issues and cultivated relationships with the South Asian community. Before coming to the United States, Vaman served as a policy analyst to India’s Minister of State for Finance. During this time, he worked on identifying investment and business opportunities in the Indian economy.

Vaman received a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy in 2018. As a member of the South Asia Policy Research Institute and the Georgetown India Initiative at the university, he organized major policy conferences and hosted South Asian dignitaries. Vaman holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Post Graduate degree in Finance from the Institute of Charted Financial Analysts of India. He speaks Hindi, Urdu, and elementary Marathi.