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.

Malancha Chakrabarty

Ms Malancha Chakrabarty is an Associate Fellow in ORF. Prior to joining ORF, she was working as an Associate Fellow in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). In TERI, she worked on a number of projects related to energy demand forecasting, green economy, urban transport and sustainable developme...>

Preeti Kapuria

Preeti Kapuria is an Associate Fellow at ORF Kolkata. Her research focuses on studying the dynamics of human-environment interactions in both rural and urban landscapes, where she attempts to investigate the factors that determine resource harvest and human wellbeing. Using models that integrate bot...>

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...>

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.

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...>

Vidisha Mishra

Vidisha Mishra is a Junior Fellow at ORF. As a technical expert on gender, her primary responsibilities include mainstreaming gender dimensions across ORF's programmes on G20, BRICS and their place in global governance; the impact of digital economy on society; and the I...>

Vikrom Mathur

Vikrom Mathur has 15 years of professional experience, straddling research and policy advice, at the interface of social and environmental change. His diverse research interests include: political, cultural and social influences on the production and use of scientific knowledge about nature/envir...>