Sunil Abraham is the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore. CIS is a four-year-old policy and academic research organization that focuses on accessibility for the disabled, intellectual property rights policy reform, openness (Free/Open Source Software, Open Standards, Open Content, Open Access and Open Educational Resources), internet governance, telecom, digital natives, and digital humanities.
He is also the founder of Mahiti, a social enterprise aiming to reduce the cost and complexity of information and communication technology for the voluntary sector by using free software. Abraham continues to serve on the board of Mahiti. He is an Ashoka fellow and was elected for a Sarai FLOSS fellowship. For three years, Abraham also managed the International Open Source Network, a project of the United Nations Development Programme's Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme, serving 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Abraham currently serves on the advisory boards of Mahiti, Samvada, and the International Centre for Free/Open Source Software.