The Team

Anand P. Seth

Senior Advisor

Anand P. Seth (Senior Advisor)

Anand P Seth has a rich experience in working with the media and government agencies such as ministries of commerce, external affairs and finance, Reserve Bank of India, ECGC, EXIM Bank, other international agencies like UNCTAD, UNDO, World Bank etc.

He was associated with the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) and held various seniors positions during his tenure. He was the Advisor since August 2011 till July 2012; Deputy Director-General from August 2002 till July 2011; Officiating Director-General from August – December 2002; Director from August 2001 to August 2002; Joint Director from January 1995 to Aug 2001 and Assistant Secretary/Assistant Director from October 1981 to January 1995.

He also worked for over 10 years at the Cabinet Secretariat, Department of Cabinet Affairs, where he served in several important wings.

Kaushal Mahan

Manager

Kaushal Mahan (Manager)

Kaushal Mahan has over five years of experience in government affairs & public policy. He has been with Chase for nearly 3 years, advising clients on regulatory issues, policy analysis and stakeholder advocacy thus helping clients manage long-term & crisis communications strategies throughout India.

At Chase, he leads government relations and regulatory affairs initiatives for global clients at the center and state levels government accross Telecom, Information Technology, Defence, Homeland Security and Education sectors.

Prior to joining Chase, he was associated with ASSOCHAM, India’s leading apex knowledge chamber for around 2 years handling the regulator affairs for leading corporates houses in India.

He has done his PGDM in Marketing & Finance from IILM GSM and pursued course on “Competition Law” from CIRC. Currently he is also pursuing PGDM in Cyber Law from Cyber Law from Indian Law Institute.

Manash K Neog

Co-Founder and Director

Manash K Neog (Co-Founder and Director)

Manash is one of the founding members of Chase India. A policy and government relations expert in the areas of security, energy, digital and tech industries, Manash has significant expertise in the critical issues affecting these industries. He has extensive knowledge of the relevant regulatory processes and stakeholders. This allows him to effectively assist clients in engaging with the federal and state Governments, public sectors and various other agencies.

Manash was instrumental in founding the organisation after a successful career spanning 12 years in media advocacy and communication. Manash has worked closely with various members of parliament across parties and also served as their lead campaign managers. This helped Manash gain valuable insights into both the Indian parliament and its decision-making procedures.

With expertise in government relations, advocacy and senior media relations, Manash has the ability to execute assignments in tight deadlines. He has been running successful campaign for various Fortune 500 companies. Manash has a vast knowledge of running national and global programmes, with a deep understanding of issue/crisis management. Prior to Chase, he was with Ogilvy PR and started his career with Good Relations (I).

Rachna Jha

Senior Advisor

Rachna Jha (Senior Advisor )

Rachna Jha is a senior director of healthcare at Chase India and has over 15 years of experience working in the healthcare advocacy industry. Rachna works closely with the team advising on advocacy and content creation. Rachna has counselled numerous leading companies in the industry, including AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithkline, Lundbeck, Bayer, Pfizer, Novartis, Bio-Rad, Seven Seas and Merck Sharpe and Dohme in various health-related areas including gastric health, men’s health, mental health (ADHD, schizophrenia, depression), genetic disorders, hypertension management, pathology and organ transplantation

Sharmistha Ghosh

Director - CSR

Sharmistha Ghosh (Director - CSR)

Sharmistha Ghosh has over 10 years of experience in development communications, advocacy and corporate social responsibility. She has run campaigns like stigmatisation and discrimination against people living with HIV, introduction of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines in India, development of small and marginal farmers and scaling up towards millennium development goal to reduce child mortality rate in India. Previously, she worked with Yum! Restaurants, a Fortune 500 company where she was responsible for running the CSR programmes for the company.

Sharmistha holds a Masters in Mass Communications where she undertook assignments around healthcare advocacy.

Satya N Gupta

Senior Advisor

Satya N Gupta (Senior Advisor)

Satya N. Gupta, graduated with Hons, in Electronics and Comm. Engg. In 1979 from NIT, Kurukshetra University, India.

In 1983 he joined IRSSE Cadre of Western Railway. Since August 94 he worked with Ircon International Ltd and was involved in the execution of optical fiber and other projects dealing with modern telecommunication systems at National and International level.

Till Nov.2006, he worked as Principal Advisor with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) at the level of Additional Secretary to the Govt. of India and headed the Fixed Network Division He also authored “Everything Over IP-All you want to know about NGN” in 2011. He was also deputed as an ITU expert on an UNDP assignment on Internet Exchange and International VOIP Gateway and IP based Interconnect Exchange for Bangladesh. He was also a member of NGN regulation review group of ITU.

He is the founder President of ACTO, an Industry body of dedicated Carriers and Executive Member of National ICT Committees of ASSOCHAM, CII and FICCI. He is also the member of high-level advisory body of Govt. for implementation of National Broadband Plan (NOFN).

He worked with BT Global Services as Chief Regulatory Advisor and Director Govt. Affairs for India & SAARC.

Sanjeev Ahuja

Associate Director

Sanjeev Ahuja (Associate Director)

Sanjeev is a merit holder Chartered Accountant with more than nineteen years' experience in various aspects of general management, troubleshooting, planning & strategy, merger & acquisitions, business restructuring, project development & management, business development, internal controls and related systems & processes.

He has held various senior management positions in Coastal Projects Ltd, DS Group, Arvind Mills, Apollo International, HFCL, Booz Allen & Hamilton , Ernst & Young, Maruti Udyog. He has worked closely with / as part of top management and has been fruitful to pre-empt, perceive, prepare, project and position in the challenging Indian Business Environment.

His education background includes Chartered Accountancy (Merit), Cost Accountancy - 1991, Global Advanced Management Program, ISB / Kellogg, B.Com (H) - SRCC, Delhi University . He is also pursuing LLB from Delhi University.

R Shiv Prasad

Senior Advisor

R Shiv Prasad (Senior Advisor)

Shiva has expertise in the BFSI space that spans over two decades, having straddled across all types of organisations viz. central PSU's, state PSU's, private sector manufacturing & services, NGO's, trusts, government departments etc.

He has held various senior management positions in SSRVM Trust, HSBC, DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd, Oyster Enterprises, ANZ Grindlays Bank, Citibank N.A. During this positions he has worked as project manager in these organization with in-depth experience in all aspects of project management, from fundraising, allocation to execution and operations.

He has done his MBA (Mktg & Fin) from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management , University Of Poona (1988).

Over his past 26 years of professional career, he has built excellent understanding of various finance industry regulators viz RBI, SEBI, IRDA, and several ministries including MoF (Finance).

Saurav Sanyal

Senior Consultant

Saurav Sanyal (Senior Consultant)

Saurav Sanyal is a management consultant and Board level advisor to a number of Indian and European companies. He specialises in advising leadership teams on their global expansion, market entry strategy and engagements with governments.. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Strategica, a management consulting firm based in Delhi. Saurav has advised a number of large and SME companies based in India and Europe such as Carrefour Retail, Total Oil, NIIT, Groupe Adeo, Indianroots.com etc.

He also advises a number of European Government Institutions such as London and Partners, Irish Trade Board, IDA Ireland, Paris Development Agency, UK Trade and Investment etc. He has also worked with a number of UK Regional Development Agencies on their Trade and Investment strategies for Asia. He is also advising the Gateway Asia Programme on UK – India trade, the programme is a part of a Mayor of London and EU engagement to increase cross border trade with Asia.

Saurav is also a Member of the Board of Advisor's of the Sustainable Planet Institute a firm specialising in Urban Infrastructure and Cities. Saurav is an MBA from Lancaster University UK.