Neelam Deo

Director, Gateway House

India

Neelam Deo is the Director and Co-Founder of Gateway House, a Mumbai-based think tank that focuses on foreign policy and business. A former diplomat with a specialization in South Asia, Ms. Deo has served as Joint Secretary for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma and the Maldives. She was the Indian Ambassador to Denmark and Ivory Coast. She has served in Indian embassies in Washington D.C., Bangkok and Rome, and also as Consul General in New York. Ms. Deo writes for several mainstream publications, and is an occasional commentator for television news channels.