People

ORF brings together leading and young experts from the government, academia, business and civil society circles across the world who provide high-quality research, recommendations and analysis on a wide range of policy matters.

N. Sathiya Moorthy

Mr. Sathiya Moorthy did BGL from Madras University and B.Sc. from Madurai University

S. D. Dave

Justice S D Dave was elevated to the bench of the High Court of Gujarat in the year 1990 and retired after 9 years of sterling service. He worked as Chairman, Gujarat State Law Commission and the Chairman of the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission. He advises ORF on several legal matters and h>>

S. Paul Kapur

S. Paul Kapur is a professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a faculty affiliate at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Previously, Kapur was on the faculties of the U.S. Naval War College and Claremont M>>

Saikat Datta

Saikat Datta is a Visiting Fellow with ORF's National Security Programme. He has been a journalist for over 19 years as an editor and an investigative reporter with several news organisations. He has been a defence correspondent with The Indian Express, an assistant editor with the Outl>>

Samir Saran

Samir Saran is Vice President of the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He spearheads ORF's outreach and business development activities. He curates Raisina Dialogue, India’s annual flagship platform on geopolitics and geo-economic, and chairs CyFy, India’s annual confere>>

Sandeep Bamzai

Sandeep Bamzai is Visiting Fellow at ORF. He is a media professional having held editorial leadership positions through his 32 year career.

Sanjeev Ahluwalia

Sanjeev S. Ahluwalia is Advisor, Observer Research Foundation. He remains affiliated with The Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi, where he worked for three years and the CUTS Centre for Infrastructure Regulation and Competition (CIRC), New Delhi in an honorary capacity.

His cor>>

Satish Kumar Tezaa

Satish Tezaa is a Data Analyst at ORF. He works on energy and infrastructure, and offers assistance for the Energy News Monitor, collects and tabulates information, and helps organise roundtables, seminars and conferences.

Satish Misra

Satish Misra has done PhD from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in International Affairs. He has done MA (Western History) from Lucknow University. Before joining ORF he has worked with various English Newspapers and Magazines as Assistant Editor, Designation: Chief of Bureau, Special Correspond>>

Sean Kanuck

Sean Kanuck is Distinguished Fellow at ORF. As a globally recognised cyber expert, he advises governments, corporations, law firms, and entrepreneurs on the nexus between technology, law, and security.

Sebastian Paulo

Sebastian Paulo is a Fellow at ORF. He works on global development issues. His research concentrates on how international development cooperation and global governance contribute to achieving development objectives, in particular the United Nation’s Sustainable Develop>>

Sergey Kurginyan

Dr.Sergey Kurginyan, is the President of the International Public Foundation "Experimental Creative Centre"; Editor-in-chief of the journal "Russia XXI"; and an Academician at the National Academy for Social Technologies. He laid the foundation of the Experimental Creative Centre in 1990, and also >>

Shaheli Das

Shaheli Das is a Junior Fellow at ORF's Institute of Strategic Studies in the East Asia Program. Her research focuses on the rise of China, the strategic priorities in China's foreign policy agenda and China's security strategy. Her other areas of interest are geopolitics of East Asia, China's domes>>

Shalini Rudra

Shalini Rudra is Associate Fellow with the Health Initiative. Her research spans across disciplines, including social demography, health economics, development studies and data-driven research. Her core research interest lies at examining the gender relations in health a>>

Shubh Soni

Shubh Soni is Programme Coordinator at ORF and supports the organisation's business development and outreach activities. His scope of work cuts across sectors, including global governance, foreign policy, development finance, climate change, and domestic politics.

Somnath Sengupta

Somnath holds a Masters in Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London. His thesis was on the Indian middle class, wherein he observed the creolization in middle class identities post 1990s business restructuring and new economic reforms. He has worked at the CNN International in New Delhi o>>

Sonali Mittra

Previously, she has worked as a Junior Research Associate at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), India. She was the principle investigator for the report on 'Collective Action for achieving water security' which highlighted the challenges associated with bringing different stakehold>>

Sreeparna Banerjee

She is associated with Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative - areas of research: India’s neighbourhood. She is currently part of the project ‘Proximity to Connectivity: India and its Eastern and South eastern Neighbours. She is a team member and weekly contributor towards South Asia Weekly >>

Srinath Sridharan

Srinath Sridharan is Visiting Fellow at ORF. Srinath has been a strategic counsel for nearly two decades with leading corporates across diverse sectors, including automobile, e-commerce, advertising, realty and financial services.

Sunjoy Joshi

Sunjoy Joshi has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Allahabad University, India, as well as in Development Studies from University of East Anglia, Norwich. He also studied Upstream Economics and Risk Analysis at the Petroleum Economist, Woking, UK.

He joined the Madhya Prad>>

Surendra Singh

Surendra Singh joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1959 and retired in 1996 as Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India. During a distinguished career spanning nearly four decades, he held a number of important positions in the Government of India, i.e. Secretary (Industry) and >>

Sylvia Mishra

Sylvia Mishra is working for the ORF Strategic Studies US Initiative. She tracks India's foreign and defence policies, India-US relations as well as US policy in the Asia-Pacific. Sylvia’s research projects focus on US domestic and foreign policies and the security architecture in the Asia-Pacific>>