Sujith Haridas joined Ananta Aspen Centre as Executive Director in June 2018. Mr Haridas joined the Ananta Aspen Centre with two decades of experience in Policy Advocacy and Industrial Promotional Activities. Prior to joining the Ananta Aspen Centre, he was serving as Deputy Director General at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), responsible for CII’s work in the areas of Development of Defence and Aerospace Sectors; Information Technology and Telecom Sectors; Membership Services; Knowledge Management and Online Services, in addition to internal responsibilities related to Knowledge Management of Internal IT. Mr Haridas has been working with CII since 1996. As a part of his earlier responsibilities, he had also been the Regional Director of both the Northern and Southern Regions of the Confederation. As Regional Director, Mr Haridas looked after CII’s operations in the States of Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in 2006 and Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu from 2009 – 2013. Mr Haridas was Vice President of the GS1 India. He also represented the industry in various Government Committees / Task Forces in India. He was a member of the Expert Committee on Defence Procurement Procedure constituted by the Defence Minister of India. He was also a member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group for India Internet Governance Forum under the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India.