Rana has a decade of experience in international relations research, and managing knowledge and learning initiatives at various think-tanks. Throughout his career, he has successfully managed research and advocacy programs and knowledge-sharing platforms that cater to diverse audiences across various geographies and contexts. He is proficient in designing and publishing knowledge products, including reports, research papers, and toolkits. Before joining CDRI, he worked as a Consultant with the Centre for Contemporary China Studies (CCCS), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
Rana holds an M.Phil. from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi and MA from the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace & Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.