Centre Staff

Greater interactions across countries have been accompanied by movements toward isolationism. The digitalisation of economies has unleashed issues of liberty, wealth disparities, and possibilities to ‘leapfrog’ the West. South Asia is part of these shifts and is seeing its destiny evolve alongside other specificities that shape the world in different ways. The Centre will explore these, and other changes in the making.

Alnoor Bhimani, Director 


Twitter: @AlnoorBhimani

Alnoor Bhimani is an alumnus of LSE (PhD in Accounting, 1992), and is currently Professor of Management Accounting at LSE. He researches and  speaks widely on financial controls in digitalised businesses, strategic finance, entrepreneurship and social start-ups, and on economic growth and governance issues. Alnoor’s most recent monograph is Financial Management for Technology Start-Ups (2017), and he is currently completing a manuscript titled ‘Accounting Disrupted: The Transformation of Financial Intelligence in the New Digital Era’. 

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Nilanjan Sarkar, Deputy Director & Development Manager


Twitter: @SAsiaLSE

Nilanjan brings to the role professional experience in 3 related areas in higher education: research and teaching, academic publishing, and administration.

Nilanjan was awarded his PhD in 2005 from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, on a Persian Advice text written in 14th century Delhi, now surviving as a single manuscript in the collections of the British Library. His specialism is in the medieval Islamic history of the Indian subcontinent, with a particular focus on the pre-Mughal period (AD 1000-1400) in which he holds a Masters and an MPhil as well.

Read more about his role and interests here

Jeremey Shipp

Jeremey Shipp, Consultant, Global Development


Twitter: @SAsiaLSE

Jeremey brings a wealth of experience in the Executive Education sector, especially in international market development and commercialisation. His focus is on developing our digital and on-site Executive Education portfolio as part of LSE’s 2030 Vision of building capacity through lifelong learning opportunities, and increasing the Centre’s global impact across the public, private and third sector. Jeremey previously worked as Deputy Director at LSE Enterprise. 

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Anya Magotra, Research Assistant

Anya is the Centre's Research Assistant, currently developing a digital database on Bangladesh in preparation for the Centre's year-long celebrations in 2021-22 to mark 50 years of Bangladesh's independence. She is also involved in organising events and developing Working Papers, and is studying International Relations.


Rahul Yadav, 'South Asia @ LSE' Blog

Rahul is an MSc Student Ambassador at the Centre, studying International Relations. He is part of the Editorial Team of the Centre's blog, and also handles the Centre's social media. His interests are in analysing great power politics in South Asia with a focus on cooperative foreign policy and multilateralism, and the study of peacebuilding mechanisms for inter-/intra-state conflicts, in the region.   


Sahima Gupta, 'South Asia @ LSE' Blog

Sahima is an MSc Student Ambassador at the Centre for a second year, having returned to  LSE for a second Masters in International Social and Public Policy.  She is part of the Editorial Team of the Centre's blog, and also handles the Centre's social media. Her regional interest is South Asia with a specific focus on gender, postcolonialism, identity, and foreign policy. 


Vanshika Kalsi, India Digital Map Coordinator

Vanshika is an MSc Student Ambassador at the Centre, and is studying International Migration and Public Policy. At the Centre, Vanshika is coordinating the data for the India Digital Map, a free resource for anyone interested in big data on India.