Pavneet Singh is an independent consultant providing policy analysis and strategic advice on issues related to emerging technology, national security, supply chain resiliency, public finance and broader geopolitics. Additionally, he leads a team of data scientists and software engineers to develop the Infobalize public policy technology platform. Most recently he served on the Biden-Harris transition team, developing Biden Administration priorities on national security and science and technology policy. He is the co-author of the Department of Defense’s 2018 study on economic and technological competition with China and subsequently co-led the legislative and operational process to create National Security Innovation Capital, a DoD-sponsored investment vehicle. Singh is also a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Previously, Pavneet served in several roles on the National Security Council (NSC) and National Economic Council (NEC) in the Obama Administration. He served as a director for international affairs, working in the trade war room to build the administration’s case for passing trade agreements. In addition, Pavneet managed the U.S.-China and U.S.-India economic relationships, including serving as the NSC’s lead director for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit in Beijing, and in the development of the president’s economic deliverables for the bilateral summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Pavneet also led the economic policy process for the president’s historic participation in Republic Day in New Delhi in 2015. In addition, Pavneet coordinated and executed the U.S.-India CEO forum, a gathering of 30 of the leading American and Indian CEOs designed to highlight impediments to, and opportunities for, greater trade and investment between the United States and India.
Prior to the White House, Pavneet worked as an analyst on the World Bank’s Commission on Growth and Development. The commission’s deliberations spanned two years and brought together 21 leading economists, policymakers, and private sector practitioners from emerging and industrial economies to explore the economic, social, and political factors necessary for sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Pavneet earned his master’s with distinction in international relations at Georgetown University where he was an Institute for the Study of Diplomacy fellow and a Yahoo! fellow. He earned his undergraduate degrees in business administration and political economy from University of California, Berkeley.