Chief Executive
Officer, PAFI

Deepak Maheshwari

Deepak has joined as the Chief Executive Officer of Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI) after leading the policy function for over two decades in Symantec, MasterCard, Microsoft and Sify with responsibilities spanning India, ASEAN and China.

Having a keen interest in the interplay of public affairs, innovation and socio-economic development, Deepak is a thought leader and an oft-invited speaker, his views have been widely published and cited.

A strong believer in the transformative power of public private partnerships, he co-founded National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and the ITU-APT Foundation of India. He has served as Global Chair of the IEEE Internet Initiative, Secretary of the ISP Association of India and as a board member of the IIM Ahmedabad-Idea Telecom Center of Excellence.

He is also a Senior Fellow at Centre For The Digital Future (CDF); a Senior Visiting Fellow at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and a Distinguished Fellow at Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS International).

A graduate in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, he also has a degree in law.