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.

Arun Mohan Sukumar

Arun Sukumar heads ORF’s Cyber Security and Internet Governance Initiative and is the Co-Chair of CyFy: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance. He is the elected Vice Chair of the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. By invitation fr>>

Bedavyasa Mohanty

Bedavyasa Mohanty is a Associate Fellow with ORF's Cyber Initiative. A lawyer by training, he is interested in the jurisprudence of privacy law and the constitutionality of the state surveillance. His current research focuses on global internet governance, cyber security>>

Chetan Khanna

Chetan Khanna works as a Digital Research Assistant at ORF. He is part of the outreach team to step up the online presence. His other areas of interest are internet , sustainability and rural sector.

Jayadev Parida

Jayadev Parida is a Research Assistant with ORF’s Cyber Security and Internet Governance Initiative. He tracks and analyses developments in cyber security, cyber terrorism and cyber geopolitics. He is currently working on issues related to cyber warfare, data protection, cyber terrorism and Islami>>

Maya Mirchandani

Maya Mirchandani is a Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. She currently heads the ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ project (CVE) that looks for ways to build counter narratives to prevent extremism through dialogue and community intervention; >>

Nikhila Natarajan

Nikhila Natarajan is a Visiting Fellow at ORF. She works as Senior Editor with Firstpost/ Network 18 and specialises in avant-garde video stories on niche social media platforms. A global editorial resource, Nikhila, a British Chevening scholar, has worked in print, broadcast and now gone totally>>

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>>

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.