Vivan Sharan


Vivan steers our advocacy initiatives. Previously, he has served as the CEO of the Global Governance Program at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), and as Business Head of a sustainability company. He is a Visiting Fellow at ORF, and a Member of the National Committee on Media & Entertainment, constituted by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

Raghav Priyadarshi


Raghav steers our investment mandates. Previously, he served as Director at a merchant bank, handling corporate finance mandates and as a strategic advisor to a large infrastructure firm. Raghav started his career in the financial services industry in Switzerland, and has experience of structuring cross-border investments.

Prachi Arya

Head of Legal

Prachi steers our legal research. She has prior experience practicing at the High Court of Delhi and the Supreme Court of India. She has worked on seminal cases including M.L. Sharma v. Union of India and Shreya Singhal v. Union of India. Previously, she worked at the Centre for Internet and Society.

Dr. Vikash Gautam

Lead Economist

Dr. Gautam steers our economic research. He has extensive research and teaching experience at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Management, Institute of Capital Markets, and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.

Mohit Kalawatia


Mohit works on several emergent areas at the intersections of technology and law. A lawyer and commerce graduate by training, his interests include digital payments, financial markets, and corporate governance.

Trishi Jindal


Trishi is a lawyer, whose work focus includes intellectual property and competition. She is interested in Constitutional Law and legal theory, and their intersections with emerging technologies.

Priyesh Mishra


Priyesh monitors legislative reform and parliamentary activities. A lawyer by training, he previously served as Legislative Assistant to an Indian Member of Parliament, drafting India's first comprehensive legislation on Genocide - The Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Bill, 2016.

Shivangi Mittal


Shivangi is an economist with a keen interest in Microeconomics and Behavioural Economics. She enjoys working on issues in healthcare, energy markets, and applied micro-econometrics.

Sidharth Deb


Sidharth is a lawyer who works on areas relating to information technology, and the future of convergence regulations. Previously he has been associated with the Centre for Communication Governance and the Centre for Internet and Society.

Yamini Jindal


Yamini is an economist who specialises in International Economics. She has previously worked at the Department of Economics and Policy Research at the Reserve Bank of India (the Indian Central Bank). She currently handles a large share of our trade and investment related research.

Nikhil Goveas

Head of Special Projects

Nikhil leads our social responsibility initiatives and helps clients tailor CSR projects. Previously, he worked with the National Institute of Urban Affairs, subsequent to garnering experience working with farmer’s organizations in rural Rajasthan.

Vijay Kumar

Administrative Assistant

Vijay is an indispensable part of our team, and renders administrative support to various projects and programmes.

Dr. Rishabh Kumar


Dr. Kumar is Assistant Professor at California State University, San Bernardino. His work has appeared in various academic journals and policy forums such as Economic and Political Weekly, Ideas for India and

Aditya Agarwal


Aditya is an investment banker, currently leading investments and corporate affairs for the Hinduja Group, a US$ 35 billion conglomerate. He has previously worked at Lehmann Brothers, UBS, Barclays Capital and Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Rajrishi Singhal


Rajrishi is a senior journalist, a former banker and a public policy analyst. He was Executive Editor at The Economic Times, Head of Policy, Research & Strategy at a bank and Senior Fellow at a Mumbai-based think tank. He has served on two government committees on financial services reform.

Dr. Samir Saran


Dr. Saran is Vice President at the Observer Research Foundation and a frequent commentator on issues in Cyber Security and Governance. He chairs ‘CyFy’, India’s dedicated conference on cyber security and internet governance and is Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.

Dr. Pushpendra Rai


Dr. Rai was a member of the IAS for more than 21 years. He has also worked as the National Project Director - UNDP/WIPO; Member Secretary, Foreign Investment Promotion Council; National Negotiator at WTO/WIPO; and Secretary General, Quality Council of India. Subsequently, Dr. Rai worked at the WIPO for 16 years.