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Aneesh Raman is the head of strategic communications at LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, he worked as the senior advisor for economic strategy and public affairs for California governor, Gavin Newsom. Aneesh’s two-decades long career has spanned journalism, politics and tech.  He began his post-graduate career at CNN and eventually became an on-air correspondent working in Iraq and southeast Asia.  He then moved into politics and worked in the Obama administration as a speech writer.  After leaving the administration he spent a couple years at Facebook, working as head of economic impact.  Aneesh graduated with a B.A. in Government from Harvard University in 2001. 


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