Manpreet Singh Anand is the regional director for Asia-Pacific programs at the National Democratic Institute. Most recently, he served as an adjunct professor at the National Defense University and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security while leading the South Asia practice as senior vice president at the Albright Stonebridge Group. Previously, Manpreet served as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia in the Obama Administration, and Deputy Assistant Administrator at the US Agency for International Development. Manpreet also worked for Chevron Corporation as a senior policy advisor, providing policy analysis and guidance on emerging geopolitical and socio-economic issues. Manpreet also served as the senior policy advisor for South and Central Asia issues in the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. Manpreet earned an MBA and an MA in international studies from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.