Anamitra Deb

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Anamitra Deb


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Anamitra Deb is Managing Director of Responsible Tech at Omidyar Network, a social change venture that reimagines critical systems to build a more inclusive and equitable society. His work focuses on tech platform accountability and regulation, privacy and online safety, trustworthy messaging systems, new data paradigms, better tech cultures and products, open tech ecosystems and guardrails for emerging tech.  

Previously, he was Global Lead of ON’s intellectual capital team, which shaped ON’s strategic direction, incubated new areas of work and defined learning and impact across all program teams.  

Prior to joining ON, Deb was an associate partner at the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), where he co-founded the global Monitor Inclusive Markets practice in 2007 and led multiple engagements for philanthropic and global development clients in Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.   

Deb has authored seminal reports in responsible tech, market-based solutions and impact investing, and lectured on these topics at University of California (Berkeley) and Georgetown University, among others. His writings and work have been featured in major publications, including The Washington Post, Wired, Barron’s, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Times of India. He sits on several advisory boards including Consumer Reports’ Innovation Council and the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas.  

As a Rhodes Scholar, Deb received two master’s degrees from the University of Oxford, and is a proud graduate of Mount Allison University and the Lester B Pearson UWC in Canada. Originally from India, he lives in California with his wife and two energetic sons.

Updated July 2023