• 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,
    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,
    Vice President &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

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

    Raman Sidhu,
    Secretary &
    Managing Committee Member

  • 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,
    Past President &
    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

High Level Meetings

In addition to the regular meetings, the PAFI Management Committee has embarked on a high level engagement programme with senior bureaucrats and officials as a special value add for PAFI Members. The PAFI invitees to such meetings are subscribing members, managing committee members, members-in-making and select invitees.

The discussions in these interactions are informal with Chatham House Rules and last for an hour – with remarks from the speaker for about 20 minutes or so, followed by Q&A.

PAFI members have been invited by Mr. Ashok Chawla, Chairman, Competition Commission of India and Dr. Arvind Mayaram, Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.

In addition, PAFI members also met

  • Dr. Subir Gokarn, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and currently Director of Research Brookings India and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington DC, USA.
  • Dr. Alwyn Didar Singh, Secretary General of FICCI
  • Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the former Media Advisor, Official Spokesperson and principal speechwriter to the Prime Minister of India

More such meetings are planned and will take place in the course of the year.