Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
Samir Saran is Senior Fellow and Vice-President responsible for Development and Outreach at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.
Since 2008, he has been involved in developing global partnerships and developing the various centres of the organisation. He has also been an active researcher with some of his recent publications and research projects covering issues around the representation of Islam and radicalism; politics of climate change; and the implications of the emergence of BRIC.
Mr. Saran has also had a rich and diverse experience in the Indian private sector. Previously he was part of the business development team of Reliance Industries, India's largest business conglomerate, and helped to develop its investment plans in the Power Sector.
He also served the company in its regulatory and corporate affairs team for the Telecommunications business and has been a member of the Government - Industry panel on Intellectual Property and Broadcasting regulation.