Nandan Sharalaya is a Senior Consultant at FTI Consulting in the Strategic Communications practice and is based in Mumbai, India.

Previously, Nandan was based in Berlin as a German Chancellor Fellow, serving as an intermediary on urban development agreements between India and Germany. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for
Industrial Organization at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany’s premier business school.

Between 2013-2015, he headed legislative strategy and operations for over a 100 Members of Parliament from both the houses, while, serving as Chief of Staff to Member of Parliament Professor Rajeev Gowda. He has also been a L.A.M.P Fellow (Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament) with PRS Legislative Research in New Delhi and a Fred J Hansen scholar in Leadership at the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

Nandan is a visiting faculty in several media and policy schools in India and internationally. He has taught courses and workshops in public policy, design thinking, international development, negotiation strategy
and political communication at the MIT School of Government, University of Minnesota, Jindal University, Symbiosis, Christ University etc.

In the past, his writings have appeared in several national and international magazines and portals including The Conversation, Huffington Post, U.S News, The Diplomat, Scroll, The Wire, Mint, Tehelka, Gateway House etc.

Nandan holds a Masters degree in International Studies and Diplomacy, majoring in International Economics and Energy Policy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication from Symbiosis International University, India. He speaks English, Hindi, Kannada, Tulu, Tamil and intermediate German.