FTI Consulting adds several non-PR experts to its strategic communications team in India

FTI Consulting has announced the appointment of Prasanto K Roy as a senior director, Malini Thadani as a senior advisor and Nandan Sharalaya as a senior consultant in the strategic communications segment in India.

Roy will be based in Delhi, and Thadani and  Sharalaya will be based in Mumbai. In his new role, Mr Roy will advise technology, media and telecommunications clients, as well as all clients seeking to navigate the evolving digital economy. In her new role, Ms Thadani will work with FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications segment across the Asia Pacific to advise boards and corporate clients on how best to manage environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) and sustainability risks.

In his new role, Sharalaya will extend FTI Consulting’s state-level public affairs capabilities for clients in the Southern and Western Indian states.

Roy brings more than 20 years of experience from the media, digital and technology industries. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, he was head of the Internet, Mobile and E-Commerce Council at the National Association of Software and Services Companies technology industry group. Before that, Mr Roy was president of CyberMedia, where he held both management and editorial responsibilities.

Thadani has over 35 years of work experience, with 14 years as an officer of the Indian Revenue Service in the Indian government under her belt. She also spent more than 20 years with HSBC in various leadership roles in India and the Asia Pacific, the last being in Hong Kong, where she led the bank’s sustainability function across Asia. 

Sharalaya was previously a 'German Chancellor Fellow', based in Berlin, working on urban development agreements between India and Germany. Prior to that, he was chief of staff to Member of Parliament Professor Rajeev Gowda, and a LAMP Fellow with PRS Legislative Research. Sharalaya holds a Master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from School of Oriental and African Studies (“SOAS”) University of London.

Paul Downie, chairman of Asia Pacific for the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, said, “These are important appointments for us in India. Prasanto brings deep technology policy expertise that is invaluable as global clients navigate the changing policy environment for the digital economy. Malini has been a trusted advisor to global financial services companies and has led sustainability initiatives across Asia. This is part of our commitment to invest in areas that are keeping board members awake at night and will expand our presence in a dynamic and complex market that global clients want to understand better.”

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