ASG Press Release: ASG Announces Nirupama Rao as Senior Advisor

Mary Clare Rigali



Distinguished diplomat expands ASG’s expertise

in India, China, Europe, and Latin America

JANUARY 30, 2019 (Washington, DC) – Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), the global business strategy and commercial diplomacy firm, announced today that Nirupama Rao has joined as Senior Advisor.

Based in Bangalore, Ambassador Rao brings more than four decades of distinguished diplomatic experience, including serving as India’s Foreign Secretary and as its ambassador to China and the United States. She also served as India's ambassador to Sri Lanka (High Commissioner), Peru, and Bolivia. 

While serving in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, she spent eight years in the East Asia division where she specialized in India-China relations. Her global diplomatic experience extends to Russia, where she served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy in Moscow.

She has most recently served as a visiting professor at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs, where she continued her work and research on the relationship between China and India. Her new book entitled, “Tell it on the Mountain: India and China, 1949-1962”, will be released at the end of 2019.

“Nirupama Rao is one of India’s most eminent diplomats and will bring a global perspective from the senior roles she has played, as well as a deep knowledge and network of relationships in India and the countries where she has served,” said Dan K. Rosenthal, ASG Managing Principal. “Our clients will benefit from her judgment and experience in navigating complex and dynamic markets and issues. We are delighted to welcome her to ASG’s global team of commercial diplomats.”  

Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) is the premier global strategy and commercial diplomacy firm. We help clients understand and successfully navigate the intersection of public, private, and social sectors in international markets. ASG’s worldwide team has served clients in more than 110 countries. To learn more, visit


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