Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi
Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi is the Co-founder and Director of Research of Digital Planet—an interdisciplinary research platform dedicated to measuring the impact of digital innovations on the world and providing actionable insights to policymakers, businesses, investors, and innovators. He has written several widely cited and influential articles in business and international affairs publications and advises country governments and blue-chip companies around the world on digital transformation.
Their Digital Planet research is widely cited worldwide, with mentions in hundreds of mainstream media articles, citations in academic journals, and references in more than 30 global languages. Chaturvedi has provided commentary to the media—e.g., CNN, Atlantic Media, Nikkei Asia Review, Institutional Investor, and American Public Media’s Marketplace, among several others—on issues such as digital competitiveness of nations and technology-enabled inclusive economic growth, digital financial inclusion, digital innovations and transformation, and related investments.
Chaturvedi is also a Lecturer in Global Business and Doctoral Research Fellow for Innovation and Change at Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC), where he teaches International Strategy and Innovation in the Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) program. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, strategy and business management, and the payments industry. Chaturvedi served as a member of the Advisory Group for the Estonian Government’s e-Residency program. Before Fletcher, he was the head of Portfolio and Products for the Middle East and North Africa region at American Express. He also worked in various capacities in parts of Asia for over a decade with organizations such as Standard Chartered, HSBC, and Hewlett Packard.
Chaturvedi holds a Master of International Business degree from Fletcher, where he was an Emerging Markets Enterprise Scholar, and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines, where he was on the Dean’s List. His doctoral thesis (currently underway) “Capturing New Sources of Economic Growth and Value from Investments in Digital Public Services Infrastructure: Lessons from Estonia for the World” is an investigation of Estonia’s e-Residency experiment; a study of the drivers of its success; and an assessment of the conditions for scalability and replicability.