Directors

Dr. Chandan Mitra is an Indian journalist, presently editor and managing director of The Pioneer newspaper in Delhi, India. He was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha during August 2003 to August 2009. He was elected to another term in the Rajya Sabha, as a Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Madhya Pradesh, in June 2010.

Mr. Shaurya Doval leads the principal investment initiatives and deal originations in India. Mr. Doval is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a joint MBA Degree from London Business School and University of Chicago.

Mr. A.Surya Prakash is an author and journalist and a leading commentator on Indian politics and constitutional and parliamentary issues. He began his tryst with journalism when he joined the Indian Express as a Corespondent at Bangalore in 1971.

Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman was a member of the National Commission for Women from 2003-2005. She is presently serving as a National Spokesperson for Bharatiya Janata Party, the principal political Opposition party in India. 

Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is currently Director, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini in Mumbai

Ram Madhav Varanasi is a member of the national executive and also in charge of the media and public relations of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Mr. Robinder Sachdev is founder president of The Imagindia Institute. Mr. Sachdev is a world acknowledged authority across geopolitics, public and economic diplomacy, image and campaign management, cross cultural communications, and affairs of the Indian Diasporas.

Dr. Prabhakar Parakala is a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a member of a Task Force that helped formulate India’s 10th Five Year Plan. He lectured at various forums such as FICCI, CII and traveled extensively in Europe, the United States, and the Far East. He has a special expertise in conducting opinion polling.

Mr. Jayant Sinha serves as the Managing Director and Partner at Omidyar Network. Mr. Sinha leads overall investment strategy and operations in India. In this role, Mr. Sinha helps Omidyar Network manage and develop the India-based portfolio across their access to capital and media, markets, and transparency initiatives. He has more than 20 years of experience in investing and strategy consulting as well as a deep understanding of managing investments and advising businesses