The Team

Manash K Neog

Co-Founder and Director

Manash K Neog (Co-Founder and Director)

Manash is the Director and one of the founding members at Chase India. He comes with a rich experience of 16 years as a government relations, policy advocacy and communications expert.

Manash has extensive knowledge of regulatory processes and stakeholders across sectors, and at Chase India, he specialises in the areas of security, energy, food & beverages and tech industries, effectively advising clients on engagement with federal and state Governments, public sectors and various other agencies. He has been instrumental in crisis management and issue resolution for various clients through timely, well-positioned interventions with Government stakeholders. Prior to founding Chase, Manash has worked with some of the leading global advocacy and communication firms in the country. He has also worked closely with members of parliament across parties and even served as their lead campaign manager. He also has experience of working alongside leading law firms and senior counsels in India. This exposure helped him gain valuable insights into both the Indian parliament and its decision-making procedures.

Manash holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Delhi University.

Surya Sadasivan

Senior Manager

Surya Sadasivan (Senior Manager )

Surya carries with her more than 11 years of experience as a policy advocacy and communications professional. At Chase India, Surya advises a diverse set of companies on policy advocacy and government engagement in India.

She has strong experience of devising result-oriented advocacy and risk mitigation campaigns and driving thought leadership programme for clients across sectors like food and beverages/FMCG, tourism, sharing economy and healthcare. She has been instrumental in driving successful multi-stakeholder partnerships for clients, helping them build goodwill and equity in the market.

Surya graduated in Economics from Pune University and completed her post-graduation in public relations and corporate communications from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai.

Kaushal Mahan

Senior Manager

Kaushal Mahan (Senior Manager)

Kaushal has over over 10 years of experience in spearheading various government affairs & public policy campaigns for leading global Fortune 500 clients in the technology and e-commerce sector at the federal and state level in India.

Over the span of his career, Kaushal has developed expertise in the domains of cloud computing, electronics manufacturing, digital access, internet of things, cyber security, public procurement, and digital economy. Kaushal also advises clients on aligning and working with the government's flagship programs such as Digital India, Smart Cities, Startup India, Make in India and Cashless India.

Prior to joining Chase India, he was associated with ASSOCHAM, India’s leading apex knowledge chamber for advocating policy issues of its industry members.

Kaushal has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Ramjas college, Delhi University and a Masters in Business Administration.

Sugandha Mahajan

Manager

Sugandha Mahajan (Manager)

Sugandha has 8 years of experience in public policy advocacy, corporate strategy, marketing and brand communication.

At Chase India, Sugandha works with clients across sectors, ranging from healthcare and pharmaceuticals, to food and beverages, and automotive. She has been instrumental in devising and implementing public advocacy strategies for various clients, helping them mitigate risks and develop positive, proactive engagements with stakeholders. Sugandha’s expertise lies in initiating and driving multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on diverse topics and issues in line with the client’s focus areas.

She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from FORE School, Delhi and a Bachelors degree in Zoology from Delhi University.

Ujjwal Bakshi

Senior Associate

Ujjwal Bakshi(Senior Associate)

Ujjwal is a public affairs professional having worked extensively in the areas of government relations, media advocacy, and stakeholder engagement.

The aviation sector has been one of his key areas of interest and expertise. Besides that, he advises and drives policy advocacy campaigns for clients in the technology and e-commerce sector.

He has a diverse professional background, having previously worked with an industry consortium, a leading public relations consultancy and a news portal.

Ujjwal was listed amongst one of India’s top 30 under 30 communication professionals by PRmoment in 2016, for driving an advocacy campaign promoting the business aviation industry.

Sudhir Gupta

Senior Advisor

Sudhir Gupta (Senior Advisor)

Sudhir comes with over three and a half decades of rigorous experience in the Government. He is a Senior Advisor at Chase India, and his experience as a policy maker and regulator, is valuable in formulating implementable government engagement and advocacy strategies for clients, especially for those in the IT and electronics sector.

Prior to his association with Chase India, he was Secretary, Telecommunication Authority of India (TRAI). Having joined TRAI in 2003, in this tenure there, he played a key role in the process of telecom privatization and also in the development of the regulatory regime for network development, spectrum management, licensing, and setting up of the National Do-not-call service. He was a crucial player in the growth of affordable mobile services in India. He was also deputed to countries including Sri Lanka and Nepal as an expert consultant.

An electronics engineer and a post-graduate in IT and Management, he also holds an advanced professional course in competition law and market regulations.