APCC Board 2023
Head of Asia Pacific Public Policy & Regulatory Counsel – Verizon Communications
Ms. Mahajan is the Head of Asia Pacific Public Policy & Regulatory Counsel where she is responsible for strategic-level Regulatory and Policy advice regarding Verizon’s business operations in Asia Pacific. Priya has previously served as Chief Counsel for Verizon-India where she was responsible for providing legal advice and guidance on regulatory, policy & commercial matters pertaining to India operations.
Priya holds extensive experience in providing regulatory advice on ICT issues such as converged networks, platforms, digital services delivery models, outsourcing, Data Privacy & ICT Licensing issues. In her policy role, she closely monitors the ICT industry public policy developments and works with policy makers on a range of issues viz Simplification of Telecom’s Regulatory frameworks, Privacy, Data protection, Cyber-security, Digital trade developments to ensure sustainable outcome for the business. Priya is also a periodic speaker on next gen technology/policy issues.
Priya is the co-chair of AMCHAM Singapore Cyber Security Subcommittee responsible for advocacy, policy & programming activities of the council. She is a founding member of the Society of Women Lawyers (SoWL), a mentoring and professional platform for women lawyers in India. Priya is a qualified attorney & Company Secretary. She is also an IAPP Certified Information Privacy professional Asia (CIPP-A), IAPP Singapore Chapter Co- Chair & holds an Accelerated management certification by the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Senior Regulatory Advisor – Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, BT Global Services
Michelle has over 18 years of experience in the telecom regulatory space, providing strategic advice, insights and guidance to the business on regulatory and policy matters including licensing regimes, next-generation networks and technologies, cybersecurity and digital economy regulations.
At BT, Michelle is responsible for the management of BT’s licensing footprint and development and execution of BT’s regulatory strategy in Singapore and the Northeast Asia region. She was instrumental in successfully expanding BT’s licensing footprint into the challenging China market, and is an active contributor to policy and advocacy efforts through industry and trade associations such as BritCham.
Prior to joining BT, Michelle was a senior regulatory manager in SingTel. She was the regulatory advisor for SingTel’s winning NetCo bid to build and operate the nationwide passive network of Singapore’s National Broadband Network, and drafted the first interconnection offer for the NetCo services.
Nitin Suri brings more than 19 years of experience in the telecom and ICT space. He is presently the regional general counsel and on the management team for the APAC region at Lumen Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for managing the overall legal and compliance function that includes legal commercial, procurement, regulatory, compliance, litigation, corporate affairs, public policy and advocacy. Before Lumen Technologies, he worked in global organizations such as Vodafone, Telenor and Tata Communications, across APAC, India, and Middle East markets. Nitin is a qualified lawyer with a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi, India, and has secured various professional certifications from leading institutions such as IIMs, Harvard, WIPO, etc.
Partner (Chief Economic and Policy Advisor), Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Tanya joined Rajah & Tann’s Competition and TMT practices as its Chief Economic and Policy Advisor, giving the practices the unique capability of providing fully integrated legal and economic advice to clients. Tanya has extensive competition and regulatory experience, having worked in the policy and competition team at the then-Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), as well as the then-Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS). At IDA, Tanya’s key responsibilities included implementing the Telecom and Postal Competition Codes, such as assessing M&A applications and investigating alleged anti-competitive practices. She also led key policy and regulatory reviews, such as reviews of the Telecom Competition Code and guidelines, as well as the Quality of Service frameworks for telecom services. At CCS, Tanya was responsible for conducting economic analysis for investigation of competition cases.
Since joining Rajah & Tann, Tanya has been instrumental in lending her economic and regulatory capabilities to advise extensively on both general and sectoral competition law, as well as regulatory issues, covering the telecoms, media and energy sectors. Other than assisting private sector clients, Tanya has also provided counsel to government agencies in policy-making, from her involvement in the Brunei Telco-Media Convergence laws to building the telecoms-related capabilities of Cambodia’s Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
Tanya has been recognised annually since 2016 as a leading competition economist in the international Who’s Who Legal: Competition, and as a consulting expert in the International Who’s Who Legal Consulting Experts: Economic Consulting – Competition Economists.