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Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI) announces Office Bearers for 2024-25, BCW India's Deepshikha Dharmaraj takes over as President

Deepshikha Dharmaraj, president, PAFI

Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI) has announced its new office bearers for 2024-25.Deepshikha Dharmaraj took over as the president of PAFI for 2024-25 with immediate effect from Vinita Sethi, who completed her very successful tenure as President for 2023-24.

“This is a pivotal year as the world turns its attention to India and its influence in geopolitics, climate change, and business uncertainty," said Deepshikha Dharmaraj, CEO of BCW India Group (soon to be Burson India Group). “With the collective experience and guidance of PAFI’s exceptional past presidents, office bearers and the PAFI Secretariat, I am looking forward to fostering meaningful ideas and facilitating dialogue to support the government, policy and corporate decision-makers.”

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Vinita Sethi, the outgoing president of PAFI and senior vice president & chief public affairs at the Apollo Hospitals Group, said, “Over the last year, we have implemented steps towards increasing member engagement through sectoral councils, hosted a very well-received 10th Annual Forum, and continued our efforts to build capacity among young public policy professionals. 

"We also initiated a focused initiative towards accelerating the participation of women in the workforce and leadership. Looking ahead, I believe PAFI will continue to deepen this work and lead public policy practitioners across more areas.” She added.

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