• Managing Committee

    "As India opens and the economy expands, the need for industry and government engagement is growing. PAFI is a strong start to give public affairs the boost it requires."

    Rahul Sharma,
    President &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "The key to public-private partnership is a relationship based on trust, professionalism and a shared vision for the greater good of the society. PAFI will focus on ethics; winning with integrity and fostering informed policy formulation."

    Harish Krishnan,
    Vice President &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Public Policy is the delicate art of balancing diverse interests of society – government, academia, industry and public at large, for achieving the greatest good of the greatest numbers. PAFI will be the vehicle to
    achieve this."

    K C Ravi,
    Secretary &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Public Affairs addresses issues around & creates 'CREDIBILITY'. By exception not visibility - which Public
    Relations does."

    Raman Sidhu,
    Treasurer &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Don't mistake activity with achievement."

    -- John Wooden, American Basketball Coach, 1973

    T S Vishwanath,
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."

    By Michael J. Fox, quoted by Lorne A. Adrain in 'The Most Important Thing I Know' US (Canadian-born), an actor

    Rajeev Batra,
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "Public Affairs services enables business. It is our mandate to build an association that builds a body of professionals that provides ethical solutions to complex issues across stakeholders."

    Prema Sagar,
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    "PAFI seeks to recognise strategic role of public affairs, provide a platform to share best practices & work towards building a credible global network of public affairs professionals."

    Ajay Khanna,
    Founding Member

One Day Workshop on Public Affairs – Engaging Stakeholders

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 at the Maple Room, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi.


    Opening Remarks- An overview


  • Welcome by T S Vishwanath, President, PAFI and Principal Adviser, APJ-SLG Law Offices

    Working with Legislatures – MPs and MLAs


    Panelists:

  • Sandeep Dikshit, Former Member of Parliament
  • M R Madhavan –Co-Founder, PRS Legislative Research Institute
  • Moderator:

  • Vinita Sethi, Vice President, Bharti Enterprises

    Engagement with Central Government


    Panelists:

  • S Sundareshan, Former Secretary, Government of India
  • Arvind Mayaram, Former Secretary, Government of India
  • Moderator:

  • Sandip Beri,Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

    Engagement with State Governments


    Panelists:

  • Sunil Parekh, Strategic Advisor, Jubilant Bhartia Group, Ahmedabad
  • Dilip Chenoy, Former Managing Director & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
  • Moderator:

  • Sukanti Ghosh, Managing Director,APCO Worldwide India

    Association with NGOs/Think Tanks


    Panelists:

  • Shivnath Thukral, Managing Director, Carnegie India
  • AmirUllah Khan,Director Research, Aequitas Consulting&Visiting Professor, Indian School of Business
  • Moderator:

  • Radhika Kalia,Head Corporate Affairs & CSR,Panasonic India

    Communication - Traditional & Social Media


    Panelists:

  • Pranjal Sharma, Consulting Editor, Business World
  • Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director – India, South & Central Asia,Facebook
  • Moderator:

  • Subho Ray,President, Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)

    Connecting and Interacting with Stakeholders - 1


    Panelists:

  • Sanjay Singh,Principal Resident Representative, TATA Sons Limited
  • Medha Girotra, Director - Public Affairs Practice Lead, Edelman
  • Moderator:

  • Deepak Maheshwari,Head-Government Affairs,Symantec SoftwareSolutions India

    Connecting and Interacting with Stakeholders - 2


    Panelists:

  • Rahul Sharma, Vice President PAFI &President, ‎Rediffusion Communications
  • Parikshit Dhingra, Head of Public Affairs & Communication, Novozymes South Asia
  • Moderator:

  • Krishnakoli Dutta, Director -Strategy & Outreach, Trilegal