Public Affairs Forum of India announces new office-bearers for 2020-21

Ishteyaque Amjad takes over as the new President, Subho Ray is Vice-President, Ankhi Das is Secretary and Tanmoy Chakrabarty is Treasurer

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Public Affairs Forum of India announces new office-bearers for 2020-21

Ishteyaque Amjad

The Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI) has announced its new office-bearers for the year 2020-21.

Ishteyaque Amjad took over as President of PAFI at its AGM held on April 24. Amjad is the Vice-President, Public Affairs, Communications and sustainability at Coca-Cola India and South West Asia. His charter includes government relations, policy advocacy, communications and sustainability in the region. With a career spanning more than two decades, Amjad has had the opportunity to work across a diverse set of industries through stints in organisations such as Cargill, HCL and Essar Group.

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“I am both humbled and honoured to take on the responsibilities of President of PAFI. We are going through an unprecedented time and PAFI is probably best placed to lead the practice in the area of public affairs and enable a very constructive partnership between government, civil society, media and industry. Given the current environment and the increasing need and realisation for public affairs as a central function in businesses, now is the time for us to look beyond the horizons and evolve from being an organisation to becoming an institution. I will strive to work towards providing new opportunities and platforms to our members to achieve the same,” said Amjad.

Amjad takes over the role of President, PAFI, from Raman Sidhu, upon completion of his successful term.

“PAFI has come a long way and while reflecting on my term and the year gone by, I am filled with pride, joy and also hope for an even brighter future for the organisation as I pass on the baton to able hands who have already been part of this journey and seen the organisation evolve,” said Sidhu, outgoing President of PAFI.

Subho Ray took over as the Vice-President of PAFI. Ray is the President of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, India, South and Central Asia, Facebook India Online Services Pvt. Ltd., is the Secretary of PAFI. Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Group Government Affairs Officer, Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd., is the Treasurer of PAFI.

 Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), (, is a professional resource for public, corporate affairs and public advocacy.  PAFI provides a platform and opportunity to exchange information, share knowledge and experiences in engaging with various stakeholders such as the government, media, industry associations, multilateral agencies and think tanks.

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