Anurag Batra
Honorary Chairman

Anurag is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree that he acquired before joining MDI, Gurgaon. In 2006, Anurag was awarded the “Most Distinguished Alumni of the Decade” award by the institute. 
He is passionate about magazines and is on the Executive Committee of the Association of Indian Magazines (AIM). Anurag wants to give back to the industry and his love for teaching comes into play in his position as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Futuristic Media Communication Centre (FMCC), a leading media and communication school in India.

He is also

  • Entrepreneur, media observer and journalist
  • Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, Exchange4Media
  • GroupMember, Sales & Marketing Committee, Delhi Management Association
  • President, Franchising Association of India, Northern Chapter

Neera Vohra
Program Coordinator

Neera has a deep passion for organizing events and coordinating activities. As a program coordinator at the institute, she has administration responsibilities and manages all events organized by IFC.

Anand Mohan Sharma
Institute Associate

Anand Sharma works in the field of Enhancing Competitiveness, Competitive Advantage and Leveraging Technology for Success. He is also involved in many consulting assignments of advising policy makers, trade bodies, government and corporate in the area of strategy, social development and economic progress. He has helped in developing the framework for the Indian State Competitiveness Report and City Competitiveness Report. Mr. Sharma contributes many articles on the subject relevant to the regional competitiveness of the states.

Ansul Pachouri
Institute Associate

Anshul’s research interests lies in area of job creation, competitiveness and Innovation policy. He has contributed many policy briefs and papers at various International conferences and leading universities. Having a keen interest in youth diplomacy, he had also been part of reputed International youth conferences worldwide such as Harvard Conference of Harvard Project of Asian and International Relations (HPAIR). He had also been part of Indian Youth Delegation to UN Headquarters, New York and New York Stock Exchange during Kairos Global Summit, 2011. Anshul has completed dual degree management programme from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida.

Ankita Garg
Senior Researcher

Being a senior researcher with the organization Ankita, handles SAAR and our research publications such as City Competitiveness Report, Liveability index etc. She holds an advanced diploma in German language and did her MBA in Business Sustainability from The Energy & Resources Institute, New Delhi.

Sankalp Sharma
Senior Researcher


Sankalp has a deep interest in research and its implications for Business Consulting and strategy formulation. He has a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Technology Management.

Hardik Dedhia
Senior Researcher

Hardik is passionate about strategy and international economics; its current and future state. He has a bachelors degree in Computing and a Masters in International Business from Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France.

Varun Gupta
Manager, Thinkers50 India

He is in charge of the Thinkers50 India series of conferences, the Thinkers magazine and the Thinkersx series. Prior joining Institute For Competitiveness, he has worked with Yahoo Research in Barcelona, Spain, Computer Science Corporation and with Brand Hawkers. He is passionate about media and advertising and has holds an MBA degree in marketing from IMI, New Delhi, and a Bachelors in Computer Science.

Alain Iragorri
Intern

He has specialized in Marketing and Commercial Direction from the Basque Business University of Sarriko. He will focus his research on the Industrial Competitiveness of India.

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