Past President & Managing Committee Member, PAFI
Managing Director, Policy & Government Affairs Abbott Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Ishteyaque Amjad

Ishteyaque Amjad, Managing Director, Policy & Government Affairs, Abbott Healthcare Pvt Ltd.

He spearheads the practice and his charter includes government relations, policy advocacy, communications and sustainability. With a career spanning over two decades, Ishteyaque has had the opportunity to work across a diverse set of industries through stints in organizations such as Godrej Group, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, Cargill, HCL and Essar Group.

As one of India's leading practitioners of public/corporate affairs, Ishteyaque is passionate about social issues and is a strong advocate for deploying business solutions to address societal challenges. He is often described as someone with a capitalist's mind and an activist's heart!

Ishteyaque serves on the Advisory Board of AIESEC India and has served on the Board of Management of TERI School of Advanced Studies. He has been a jury at the Cannes Lions the Festival of Creativity. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Aligarh Muslim University and is also an alumnus of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.

With a flair for words, Ishteyaque prefers poetry and anecdotes as the perfect medium for storytelling. A skill he exercises often during fun weekends with his two boys, sipping a Coke Zero 'on the rocks'.