Dr. Govind is a global expert in the Internet Governance space and is the Vice Chair of Asia-Pacific School of Internet Governance. He has served, as the CEO of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), a section 25 company set up under Indian companies act as a public-private partnership towards the promotion of Internet in the country. Formerly, he was Senior Director, heading the E-Infrastructure & Internet Governance areas in Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
Dr. Govind has held key positions in the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MeitY) , where he has more than 26 years of experience in various sectors of Information Technology, including Internet Governance, Broadband Internet, E-infrastructure, Inter-Ministerial Group coordination for Policy Development and crystallising the India-stance in global internet strategy.
Dr Govind played a key role in successfully establishing Internet Exchange Points in India. He also establishment .IN Registry and National Internet Registry for the allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in the country.
He is involved in broadband proliferation, Internet technologies , promotion of domain names in local languages and Multi-stakeholder Advocacy in the Internet Governance field .
Dr Govind has done his doctoral thesis in Plasma Physics and Electromagnetic Wave Propagation from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India and has to his credit several technical research publications and reports in international and national journals.