• Assistant Director

Urmita Chowdhury

Urmita Chowdhury is an assistant director for trainings and competitions at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, part of the Atlantic Council Tech Programs. In her role, she primarily engages in planning and executing capacity building trainings and various events including the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge and Digital Sherlocks. 

Prior to joining the Council, Chowdhury worked with the South Asia Practice at the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG-DGA), monitoring policy developments, mapping stakeholders, and conducting political risk analysis for global Fortune 100 clients. Previously, she has also coordinated the 2023 Global Gathering for USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) in her role as a project fellow at Encompass LLC.

Chowdhury holds an MA in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service, where she specialized in cybersecurity and emerging technology. She attained her BA in Political Science from University of Delhi. Originally from Jamshedpur, India, she also possesses native fluency in Hindi and Bengali.