Vikram Singh Mehta
Chairman, Brookings India
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Expertise: Oil, energy, corporate sector

Shamika Ravi
Director of Research, , Brookings India
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Expertise: Ravi’s research is in the area of Development Economics with focus on gender inequality and democracy, financial inclusion, and health. She is also a part-time member of the Prime Minister Economic Advisory Council.

Rakesh Mohan
Non-Resident Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India
Mohan is currently Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India. He was, until recently, Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., representing India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan from November 1, 2012 October 31 2015.
Expertise: Banking, NPAs, financial sector, railways, infrastructure, macro-economy

Shivshankar Menon
Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India
Menon’s long career in public service spans diplomacy, national security, atomic energy, disarmament policy, and India’s relations with its neighbors and major global powers.
Expertise: Arms Control, India, China, National Security, Pakistan

Rahul Tongia
Fellow, Energy and Sustainability, Brookings India
Expertise: An expert in technology, policy, and design of infrastructure, Tongia’s research focuses on energy, electricity, and sustainable development, with additional expertise in IT and telecom

Dhruva Jaishankar
Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings India
Expertise: Jaishankar’s areas of expertise include India’s foreign relations, Asia-Pacific security, U.S. foreign policy, international politics in theory and practice, and technology and societies. His recent research has focused on India-Japan security relations, Internet freedom in South and Southeast Asia, resilience and power in international politics, and India’s intelligence history.

Constantino Xavier
Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings India
Expertise:  Xavier researches on India’s foreign and security policies as a regional power, with a focus on institutions and decision-making processes. His areas of expertise include Europe, India, international affairs, South Asia and democracy.

Bhaskar Chakravorti
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings India
Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Chakravorti is a regular writer and columnist on a variety of issues ranging from innovation to digital transformation to sustainable development.

Krishnamurthy Subramanian
Visiting Senior Fellow, Brookings India
Subramanian is also Associate Professor of Finance and Executive Director for the Centre for Analytical Finance at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Expertise: banking, corporate governance and economic policy

Sahil Gandhi
Visiting Fellow, Brookings India
Sahil Gandhi is also Assistant Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, where he teaches urban economics and other courses.
Expertise: Urban economics, Housing and land markets, Urban Governance

Ajai Nirula
Visiting Fellow, Brookings India
Ajai Nirula is a management consultant and mentor with over forty years of experience in the the power and fertiliser sectors.
Expertise: Energy Industry, Energy Security

Ananth Krishnan
Visiting Fellow, Brookings India
Ananth Krishnan has closely tracked Sino-Indian relations for a decade, from the boundary question and the rapidly expanding trading relationship to the long history of cultural engagement between the neighbours.
Expertise: India, China

Anit Mukherjee
Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings India
Mukherjee is also an Assistant Professor in the South Asia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. Formerly, he served in the Indian Army. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla.
Expertise: Defence reforms

Research Associates

Anurag Pal Sehgal
Research Associate, Energy & Sustainability
Anurag is an experienced mining engineer with a masters in public policy and management from IIM, Bangalore. His research areas comprise, energy policy and environment, sustainable development and coal. At Brookings India he leads the research on coal and allied energy sectors

Prerna Sharma
Research Associate, Development Economics
Prerna is an economic researcher with a special interest in promoting research and results-driven policy design and has an interest in health, gender, innovation and financial inclusion. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs where she obtained a Masters in Public Administration and has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Warwick in the UK. 

nitikaNitika Nayar
Programme Assistant, Foreign Policy
Nitika coordinates all foreign policy activities at Brookings India. She pursued the Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University. Her research interests are in the fields of Sino-India relations, South Asia, Democratisation, and Human Rights.


Sahil Ali
Associate Fellow, Energy & Sustainability
Sahil Ali specialises in systems-level modelling and analyses of energy and material flow and its linkages with technology, policy, economy and environment. He has contributed to several energy and emissions scenario modelling exercises at the state and national level, reflecting directly in official policies and action plans. He has also represented the Indian research community on important platforms for SDGs and green growth, and has advised NITI Aayog on its national energy security model. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a Bachelor’s in Arts from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi.

Prachi Singh
Associate Fellow, Development Economics
Prachi Singh specialises in health and development studies. Her research covers India and Bangladesh. She has researched on effect of air pollution due to crop burning and forest fires on child health, market structure of pharmaceutical industry in India and has evaluated policies related to arsenic contamination in Bangladesh. At Brookings her focus is on health care take-up and evaluation of health policies in India.  She has presented her research in various development related conferences in India and abroad. Prachi has a Master’s Degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and she is currently completing her PhD in Quantitative Economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.


swatiSwati Mitchelle D’souza
Consultant, Oil & Gas
Swati’s core competence is in the area of energy transition, fossil fuels and climate change mitigation. Her research focuses on policy analysis along the supply chain via multiple perspectives: economic, financial, institutional and regulatory governance and geopolitical analysis of fossil fuel flows. At Brookings, she handles work on the oil and gas sector and is managing a project on framing a long-term policy for natural gas in India. She has advised multilateral institutions like the World Bank and IEA and several international think tank networks on India’s energy policy. Swati has a Master’s Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.




Research Assistants

Abhishek Mishra
Research Assistant, Energy & Sustainability
Abhishek works on issues of energy sustainability. His interests are in Innovation, Project Planning, Data Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Software Debugging, etc.



Puneet Kamboj
Research Assistant, Energy & Sustainability

Puneet Kamboj specialises in techno-economic and policy analysis in power, renewable energy and transportation. He has previously authored a study on the estimation of rooftop solar potential for the Varanasi city, and spent six months at KAPSARC, Riyadh, where he studied and standardised Indian road and railway freight transport as per the World Input Output Database. He has an M. Tech in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management from TERI University, New Delhi.

GeetikaGeetika Gupta
Research Assistant, Energy & Sustainability
Geetika Gupta is an experienced electrical engineer with a Master’s degree in Regulatory Governance and a gold medallist from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She has experience of working on diverse regulatory issues in power sector in India (with Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited). Her research interests include policy and governance issues in energy sector, regulatory impact, and sustainability and consumer interests.

nidhiNidhi Varma
Research Assistant, Foreign Policy
Nidhi Varma is a Research Assistant for Constantino Xavier at Brookings India. She works on India’s foreign policy in the neighborhood and in the larger South Asian region. Her research interests include multilateralism, global governance, and conflict studies.

Geetika DangGeetika
Research Assistant, Development Economics
Geetika Dang works as a Research Assistant for Shamika Ravi at Brookings India. She is an applied econometrician and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.  Interested in the area of evidence-based solutions to challenging questions of public policy— especially in the domain of health, education, gender and sustainability— she intends to explore the combined rigors of these areas of competence to contribute towards the goals of inclusive development and gender equity.