Rahul Sharma

President, Public Affairs and The Content and Design Bureau
Rahul guides the Public Affairs team on business development, client relationships, creating strategies and managing issues and crises. As head of The Content and Design Bureau, he provides business and editorial guidance to teams internally as well as to the clients.

With over 25 years of journalistic experience behind him, it wouldn’t be a cliché to say Rahul has been there and done that. He was at the helm of affairs at Khaleej Times in Dubai and HT Delhi, and at the centre of all the action at Reuters (Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka and India), where he spent a considerable time of his career. In his various roles, he has covered a range of world-changing events like the tsunami of 2004, the civil war in Sri Lanka and the assassination of the royal family of Nepal, and has written extensively on the global and regional financial markets and economic issues. His subject interests include China, foreign policy and international relations.

He has written for various publications and contributed extensively to a book on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Middle East titled Oases of Opportunities, published by Wharton.

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Rahul chose to further his academic interest mid-career and travelled to Boston for a Masters in International Relations and Security from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at the Tufts University. While in Singapore, he also studied for his second Masters – this time in International Trade and Economy – from Flinders University, Adelaide.

Rahul is a member of Fletcher’s Asia and Middle-East Advisory Board and has served on various media award juries.

On his days off, Rahul loves to paint and is seriously contemplating his first exhibition. He is also an avid collector of interesting post cards.