2021 ENCATC Academy on Cultural Relations


Anupama Sekhar

Director, Culture Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

Anupama Sekhar is the Director of the Culture Department at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), which promotes dialogue and collaboration among policymakers, artists and arts organisations in 51 countries across Asia and Europe. Anupama is in charge of ASEF’s culture portfolio, which comprises of artistic collaborations, support to networks, policy dialogues and information platforms. She is also part of UNESCO’s Expert Facility to support capacity development initiatives for the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. She is a trained dancer in the Indian classical style of Bharatnatyam. A native of Chennai, India, she holds degrees in English Literature and International Studies.