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.

Akhilesh Sati

Akhilesh is a Programme Manager for the ORF Energy Initiative. He provides and interprets data on energy, and is involved in organisational work for the intiaitive.

Lydia Powell

Ms Powell has been with the ORF Centre for Resources Management for over eight years working on policy issues in Energy and Climate Change. Her most recent paper ’Climate and the Clash between the Diversely Developed’ was published in the December 2010 volume of the Journal of the Indian Ocean R>>

Malancha Chakrabarty

Dr. Malancha Chakrabarty is an Associate Fellow with the Climate Change and Development Initiative. Her research interests encompass issues related to economic and social development in Africa and India, and the links between climate change, agriculture, and food securit>>

Manish Vaid

Manish Vaid is a Junior Fellow at ORF. His research focuses on energy issues, geopolitics, crossborder energy and regional trade (including FTAs), climate change, migration, New Silk Road, urbanisation and water issues. His research work has been published widely - The National Bureau of Asian Resea>>

Samir Saran

Samir Saran is President of 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 conference on cy>>

Sonali Mittra

Sonali Mittra is Associate Fellow at ORF. She is the programme coordinator for ORF’s annual flagship project, the Asian Forum on Global Governance. She is also former Senior Fellow of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy>>

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 kn>>