Gautam Chikermane is the Vice President of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF). His areas of research are economics, politics, foreign policy and the Mahabharata.
Earlier, he has held leadership positions in some of India’s top newspapers and magazines, including Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, and The Financial Express.
Gautam Chikermane was the New Media Director at Reliance Industries Ltd, and has served as a Director on the Boards of CARE India, and Financial Planning Standards Board India. A Jefferson Fellow (Fall 2001), he is a student of Sri Aurobindo and Dhrupad music. An author, his new book is ‘India 2030: The Rise of a Rajasic Nation’ (Penguin, 2021).