Founding Members

The establishment of Brookings India has been made possible by the generous and visionary support of the Brookings India Initiative Founders Circle, a group that believes in the importance of independent policy research at this critical juncture in India’s history. The members of the Founders Circle supporting the Initiative are:

  • Antoine van Agtmael (Garten Rothkopf)
  • Nita and Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries Ltd.)
  • Rahul Bajaj (Bajaj Auto Ltd.)
  • Shyam S. Bhartia and Hari S. Bhartia (Jubilant Bhartia Group)
  • Kumar Mangalam Birla, (Aditya Birla Group)
  • Gaurav Dalmia (Dalmia Group)
  • Steven A. Denning (General Atlantic LLC)
  • Nishith and Swati Desai (Nishith Desai Associates)
  • Adi Godrej, Godrej Group
  • Kris Gopalakrishnan (Infosys)
  • Baba Kalyani (Bharat Forge)
  • Onkar S. Kanwar and Neeraj R. S. Kanwar (Apollo Tyres)
  • Rana Kapoor (YES Bank)
  • Zarin Daruwala (Standard Chartered Bank)
  • Shiv Vikram Khemka and Uday Khemka (SUN Group)
  • Geetanjali and Vikram Kirloskar (Kirloskar Systems Ltd.)
  • Rajiv B. Lall (IDFC)
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Biocon)
  • Rajan Bharti Mittal and Rakesh Bharti Mittal (Bharti Enterprises)
  • Sanjay Nayar
  • Ajay Piramal (Piramal Enterprises Ltd.)
  • Charles R. Kaye (Warburg Pincus)
  • Dattaraj V. Salgaocar (V. M. Salgaocar Group)
  • Shardul Shroff and Pallavi Shroff (Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.)
  • Malvinder Mohan Singh, (Fortis Healthcare Limited)
  • Harsh Pati Singhania (J.K. Organisation)
  • Krishen Sud (Sivik Global Healthcare, Inc.)
  • Tata Group
  • Adil Zainulbhai and Ashraf Dahod (Dawat-e-Hadiyah)
  • Arshad Zakaria (New Vernon Capital)
  • Ramesh Kymal (Gamesacorp)

Friends of Brookings India

  • Citibank
  • Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation

Brookings India scholars, in conformity with its mission of developing independent, non-partisan analysis and recommendations that reflect objective and rigorous scholarship, make the final determinations regarding the scholarly activities, including the research agenda, content, outcomes, use and distribution of resulting publications, and selection of personnel. Brookings India scholars and staff at no time lobby or otherwise promote the interests of any donor.