Rajiv Aggarwal is the Director and Head of Public Policy, India at Meta, where he leads important policy development initiatives in India on an agenda that covers user safety, data protection & privacy, inclusion and internet governance.
An experienced hand at public administration in a career spanning over 26 years as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, he has worked from grassroots to global level, including as a District Magistrate in 9 districts across Uttar Pradesh.
Besides a host of policy initiatives at State level, he steered India's first ever national policy on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) as Joint Secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (M/o Commerce), and was instrumental in the digital transformation of India’s IP offices. He has been closely associated with the India-US bilateral trade forum, besides being India’s lead negotiator on IPRs with other nations. In his previous assignment, he helmed policy issues in the challenging pandemic-affected times as Head of Public Policy at Uber for India and South Asia.