Indrani Bagchi appointed CEO, Ananta Centre
The Ananta Centre is pleased to announce that Ms Indrani Bagchi has taken over today as the CEO, succeeding Ms Kiran Pasricha who retires as CEO after 40 years with CII/Ananta. The Centre is fortunate that Kiran has agreed to continue to be available for mentoring and advice to Ananta Centre with a title of “Shepherd”.
Indrani comes to Ananta from one of India’s foremost newspapers – The Times of India – where she reported and analyzed foreign policy issues for the newspaper from 2004 until 2022. As Diplomatic Editor, Indrani covered the Ministry of External Affairs on her news beat, as well as interpreted and analyzed global trends with an Indian perspective. Earlier, Indrani worked with India Today, a premier news magazine, The Economic Times and The Statesman.
She graduated from Loreto College, Calcutta University - with English honours. Indrani was a Reuters Fellow at Oxford University in 1997. In 2010, Indrani was awarded the Chang Lin-Tien fellowship by the Asia Foundation to study US-China relations at Brookings Institution, Washington DC. She tweets @horror06 and @IndBagchi and @bagchi_indrani on Instagram.
Indrani is a Fellow of Class 3 of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship of the Ananta Aspen Centre and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Ananta Centre is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, that focuses on value-based leadership development and open dialogue on important issues facing Indian society, to help foster its transformation. The organization has no political affiliation and serves to provide a platform and forum that engages civil society, business, governments and other stakeholders on issues of importance to India's development and national security through ethical leadership and constructive dialogues.
The Centre activities focus around 3 core pillars – Leadership & Education, International Relations and Public Policy.
The Centre is committed to building a society that is willing to listen, understand and most importantly, dialogue. To this objective, it convenes various programs for exchange of ideas, broadening perspectives and enhancing capacities to create sustainable solutions on a wide variety of issues.
The Centre addresses issues of significance through seminars, conferences, round tables, public sessions, young leader Fellowships and policy programs. It also brings out publications and study reports.
Ananta Centre is delighted to welcome Indrani as its CEO.