Omair Qazi is Managing Director for The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE), a regional think tank based in Tokyo which works closely with The Asia Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a consortium of 45 leading research universities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
He currently works on the APRU Digital Economy Initiative, launched in 2014 which focuses on convening regional experts with leaders in business, government, and the digital community to develop and advocate policies on the Digital Economy for the Asia-Pacific. He is also a Senior Researcher at the Keio University International Center for the Internet & Society.
Omair graduated from the University of California, San Diego with degrees in Political Science and International Relations. He completed his Masters education at Keio University in Public Policy, focusing on strategic ICT deployment by governments for communities in Southeast Asia and Japan.