Sunil Abraham is a Bangalore based social entrepreneur and Free Software advocate. Currently he is Director Policy at the recently started Center for Internet and Society. He founded the software company Mahiti in Bangalore in 1998, which aims to reduce the cost and complexity of Information and Communication Technology for the Voluntary Sector by using Free Software. Today, Mahiti employs more than 50 engineers.
Sunil continues to serve on the board. He was elected an Ashoka fellow in 1999 to 'explore the democratic potential of the Internet'. He was granted a Sarai FLOSS fellowship in 2003. Sunil is also a sub-board member of Open Society Institute's Information Programme. Between June 2004 and June 2007, Sunil also managed the International Open Source Network a project of United Nations Development Programme's Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme serving 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Between September 2007 and June 2008, he managed ENRAP an electronic network of International Fund for Agricultural Development projects in the Asia-Pacific facilitated and co-funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada.