Vineet Panjabi

June 20, 2018

Vineet is the Vice President of Sales at Quintype where he drives sales strategy and partnerships across India and international regions. He has over twelve years of experience in building and executing effective sales programmes for mobile, internet and SaaS companies. Prior to Quintype, Vineet drove enterprise and channel sales strategy for OYO Rooms.  

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SM Khan

June 11, 2018

S.M. Khan is a senior civil servant, now retired. He has served as Director (Information) in the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation). As CBI’s Chief Spokesperson, he was a popular face on national and international media. He was also Press Secretary to the Hon’ble President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, when he was Chief Spokesperson for the President of India and the President’s House. He has also been Director General, Press Information Bureau, Director General, Directorate of Film Festivals, and Director General, Doordarshan News. He has recently authored a book titled The People’s President – APJ Abdul Kalam which was published by Bloomsbury in 2017.

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Marya Shakil

June 11, 2018

Marya, Political Editor and Senior Anchor with CNN-News18, is an award-winning journalist with over 12 years of experience. Her show on the Muslims yearning to be part of the mainstream earned her the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award in Politics and Government category in 2012. She also received the award in the same category for her Lok Sabha election coverage of 2014. At CNN-News 18, she regularly anchors, reports and produces her show – Reporters Project. As a reporter who covers politics and ministries, Marya reported during the General Elections of 2009, 2014 and the state assembly elections of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Jharkhand.  

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Nishtha Satyam

June 27, 2018

Nishtha was appointed the Deputy Country Representative for India at UN Women, the entity of the United Nations that is dedicated to working towards Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in January 2018. She formerly managed Strategic Partnerships, Policy Impact and Public Relations for the UN Women Multi Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Nishtha has also served as the Private Sector Partnerships Specialist with the Office of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and UNDP. She has worked with KPMG and American Express as an economist.

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Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan

July 30, 2018

Dr Kafeel Khan is a suspended lecturer at the Department of Paediatrics, BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur. He has an MBBS and an MD (Paediatrics) from KMC, Manipal, Karnataka. He joined BRD in 2016 as a permanent commissioned employee and was the head of encephalitis ward when the horrific children’s deaths occurred at the hospital in 2017. Dr Khan has written the Manipal Manual of Clinical Paediatrics for MBBS Students. He also has a published paper on preterm babies.

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Madhu Trehan

June 3, 2017

Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Newslaundry, Madhu Trehan is a veteran journalist and writer. She is the founding editor of India Today who founded, produced and anchored Newstrack, India’s first video news magazine. She has authored the book Prism Me a Lie Tell Me A Truth, Tehelka As Metaphor.

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Suresh Venkat

June 11, 2018

Suresh is currently an independent media consultant and anchor. Previously, he was Technology Editor with CNBC TV18, Programme Director at RadioCity 91.1 FM, and a producer with Star TV. Suresh is widely renowned both for his unique insights into business and his irreverent style as an anchor. He has appeared in character roles in a few films including Two States, Bank Chor and Dharam Sankat Mein. He is currently part of the ensemble cast of a theatre production titled Twelve Angry Jurors. Suresh is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

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Hartosh Bal

June 11, 2018

Hartosh is Political Editor at The Caravan, and the author of Waters Close Over Us: A Journey Along the Narmada. He was formerly the political editor at Open Magazine.  

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Ishteyaque Amjad

June 29, 2018

Ishteyaque is the Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications at Coca-Cola India and South West Asia. He spearheads the practice and his charter includes government relations, policy advocacy, communications and sustainability in the region. As one of India’s leading practitioners of public/corporate affairs, Ishteyaque is passionate about social issues and is a strong advocate for deploying business solutions to address societal challenges.

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Manisha Pande

July 31, 2018

Manisha Pande is an Associate Editor at Newslaundry where reports, edits and gets her kicks from watching television news. Previously with Business Standard and DNA, she’s interested in the media and would like to tell stories that acquaint you with different aspects of the news industry.

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