Reuben Abraham

Reuben Abraham
  • Chief Executive Officer and Senior Fellow
    IDFC Institute

Reuben Abraham is founding Executive Director of the Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions at the Indian School of Business (ISB) and serves on its Next Gen Leaders Board. He is also a Member of the Board at the Soros Economic Development Fund and helped set up SONG, an SME fund in India, with Google and the Omidyar Network as co-investors. A 2007 TED Global Fellow, Abraham serves on the boards of the TED Fellows Programme, the Centre for Civil Society, the DLF Foundation. He was also a Member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Abraham has been an Associate Fellow in Global Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Public Policy Consortium Fellow and a Sloan Foundation/CITI Telecommunications Fellow. He was named on Wired Magazine's Smart List 2012 and has been an analyst on CNN's emerging markets show, “Global Exchange”. Abraham received his MA, MPhil and PhD from Columbia University. Prior to Columbia, he was involved in co-founding two start-up companies in the media/telecom space.