• 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,
    Secretaryr &
    Managing Committee Member

  • Managing Committee

    Ishteyaque Amjad
    Treasurer &
    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,
    Past President &
    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

Speakers at PAFI

The following distinguished speakers have addressed PAFI members in the last several months:

  • Anil Swarup, Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Coal
  • Prashanth Bhat, Partner with BMR & Associates LLP
  • Sandeep Chilana, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Taxation Specialist
  • Pratik Jain, National Leader, Indirect tax in PWC India
  • Rakesh Kacker, Director, India Habitat Centre
  • Ravi Chaudhry, Founder Chairman CeNext Consulting & Investment Pvt Ltd.
  • Dr. Arvind Mayaram, Addl Secy and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Rural Development
  • Sanjaya Baru Editor, Business Standard
  • Dr. Prajapati Trivedi, Secretary to GoI, Performance Management, Cabinet Secretariat
  • Capt. Raghu Raman, CEO, National Intelligence Grid
  • Amitabh Kant, CEO and MD, Delhi - Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC)
  • Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Economist
  • Andrew Harrison, COO-DIAL
  • S. Narayan, Former Economic Advisor to PM
  • Ravi Swaminathan, former President, HP PSG
  • Sudheendra Kulkarni, former advisor to L.K. Advani
  • Jehangir Pocha, promoter News X
  • Shyam Saran, former PM's special envoy for climate change
  • Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM
  • Paul Beckett, Chief of Bureau, Wall Street Journal
  • Rajiv Kumar, Economist and Former Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
  • Raja Chengappa, Managing Editor of India Today
  • Dr. Omkar Goswami, Founder and Chairman of CERG Advisory Private Limited
  • T N Ninan, Managing Editor of Business Standard
  • Maja Daruwalla, Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
  • Ms. Becca Gould, VP – Global Govt. Affairs and Public Policy, Dell
  • Stewart Beck, High Commissioner of Canada
  • Dr. Vineeta Shanker, Executive Director
  • Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, Deputy Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Michael Pelletier, Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs, American Embassy
  • Tarun Vijay, Former Editor, Panchajanya
  • Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission
  • Andrea Roemmele, Professor of Communication in Politics and Civil Society, Hertie School of Governance GmbH
  • Ms. Svenja Falk, Accenture Research APAC/ LATAM Lead.
  • Nitin Pai, Takshashila Institution
  • T.K. Arun, Editor, Opinion, The Economic Times
  • Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor, Mint
  • Dr. Alwyn Didar Singh, Secretary General of FICCI
  • Ravi Venkatesan, former Chairman of Microsoft India and the author of ‘Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere’