Meet Our Team

Core Team

Mohammed Saqib CEO

Mohammed Saqib has over 30 years of experience with Government think tanks like Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS) and Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations (ICRIER).

Subrata Bandyopadhyay Director

Subrata holds a Master’s in Economics and an MBA, bringing over two decades of experience in socio- economic research. As a Founder Director of BRIEF Pvt. Ltd., he has significantly influenced the organization's growth trajectory. His rich experience and expertise has benefitted research projects across India, SAARC countries, the Middle East and Malaysia.

Afaq Hussain Director

Afaq has wide experience in the areas of International Trade and Development Policy. He has conducted and supervised a number of studies for government bodies and various institutions including The World Bank, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Akhtar Malik Programs Head

Akhtar has an extensive experience of more than 10 years in research, consulting and knowledge management. His work spans across sectors including transportation, infrastructure, logistics, international trade and industry analysis. Prior to joining BRIEF, Akhtar worked with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), India.

Raj Shree Singh Senior Consultant

Raj Shree, a Senior Consultant at BRIEF, brings 15 years of expertise in socio-economic realms, holding academic credentials in psychology, social work and M.Phil. in Public Health from Delhi University and JNU. Her work has touched on various areas such as health, education, women and child development, adolescents, disability, empowerment and leadership, skill and community development.

Samit Chakraborty Project Manager

Samit is a management professional with over 15 years of experience in diverse areas. At BRIEF, he primarily manages economic and policy research projects, with focus on trade facilitation, policy analysis, reform advocacy and impact assessment of government interventions among others.

Anjani Kumar Jha Project Manager

Anjani, a professional with a Master’s degree in Physical/Biological Anthropology from Delhi University, began his career in freelancing. He contributed to a project focused on the Formal and Informal Business Economy in Delhi, involving primary surveys, data analysis and report composition.

Manoj Kumar Project Manager

Manoj Kumar is a highly accomplished professional. With an academic background in history, he boasts of a distinguished 15-year career focused on research and consultancy. His wealth of experience spans various significant roles in esteemed organizations, illustrating his expertise in project management, field operations and research analyses.

Yashpal Rajput Project Manager

Yashpal, with a Master's Degree in Economics and extensive international exposure, brings to the table over 15 years of experience. Being actively engaged in research and consulting projects, Yashpal has collaborated and worked with prestigious organizations and institutions, including the Indian Institute of Public Administration, SLAN Haryana, NCAER (National Council of Applied Economic Research), SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) and The Asian Development Bank.

Swati Verma Research Associate

Swati, a M.Sc. Economics graduate specializing in International Trade, brings a practical understanding of the international trade regime. During her tenure as a short-term Consultant at The World Bank, she played a key role in the "Corridors for Economic Empowerment" project, focusing on Nepal-Bhutan-Bangladesh North-South Corridor.

Pratik Dake Research Associate

Pratik possesses over four years of extensive experience in the research and consultancy sector. Holding dual post-graduate degrees, a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master's in Philosophy (M.Phil.), he boasts a strong academic background.

Syed Saquib Research Executive

Saquib, a researcher with over a decade of experience, excels in large-scale surveys, data management and analysis. As a skilled data analyst, Saquib extracts meaningful insights from raw data using statistical methods and analytical techniques.

Lata Kumari Research Analyst

Lata is a Research Analyst at BRIEF, bringing over 8 years of dedicated experience in the field of research and data collection. Holding a degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi and a postgraduate degree from IGNOU, she has augmented her academic foundation with practical skills in Python, Tableau and Power BI through various certificate courses.

Asif Husain Data Analyst

Asif, a Data Analyst with a Graduate Degree in Arts and six years of experience, specializes in market research and surveys across domains such as agriculture, health, industry, roads and transport, social sector and gender assessment. His expertise includes data analysis, validation, cleaning and comprehensive data management. Asif also excels in field supervision, ensuring efficient and effective execution of research projects.

Mahak Ayaz Research Assistant

Mahak is a Research Assistant at BRIEF, specializing in data management, desk research, report writing and communication. With an academic foundation in English Literature from The University of Kashmir, her background includes internships with organizations such as Amnesty International and ActionAid. Mahak's dedication to research extends beyond her professional roles.

Simran Javaid Research Assistant

Simran is a Research Assistant at BRIEF. As an English (Hons.) Graduate from Jamia Millia Islamia, she has endeavoured to foster gender-inclusive development initiatives.