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SUBHRO SAHA
Consultant, advocacy, communications, business development , Mainstream print media, including The Telegraph, The Statesman and Global Health Strategies
Kolkata, West Bengal
I have been a Senior Journalist in mainstream print media for 25 years, including The Telegraph and The Statesman, and subsequently, worked as a free-lance content writer and then, Senior Director, Global Health Strategies, leading the Advocacy & Communications team in the THALI project in Kolkata, funded by USAID.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
Professional Experience:
I always wanted to connect with people and share their stories. I chose my vehicle to make that connect pretty early in life – that of a newspaper journalist. In my 25-year stint in mainstream print media including The Telegraph, The Statesman, Business Standard and The Asian Age, I consistently broke most of the biggest stories in the domains of real estate, retail and infrastructure in Kolkata and East India, besides tracking game-changing trends in these areas. I take special interest in architecture and urban design/urban planning, public health and new research in medicine, music and the arts, hospitality, lifestyle, and sports. I schooled at South Point High School and graduated with honours in English Literature from Jadavpur University. I bring to the table cutting-edge communication skills, a wide and eclectic network of critical resources across diverse stakeholder groups and my perennial enthusiasm to chip in for the team.
Post-media, I have worked as Chief Coordinator, Infinity Knowledge Ventures Pvt Ltd, creating communications and business development content across all the verticals of the KPO. I was also a Senior Advisor to Anant Education Initiative, a merit scholarship programme for needy and meritorious students to help them pursue higher education. I created communication content for the programme, mentored scholarship students and used my networking to stitch together soft skills workshops and various kinds of vocational training courses for the Anant students to try and make them job-ready.
Before THALI Kolkata, I was functioning as a Freelance Content Consultant in the domains of communication and business development, helping corporate entities articulate their business plan better by creating for them succinct and effective marketing and media content, besides helping them with networking and internal communication. My clients included Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, India Power Corporation Ltd, PS Group, Hiland Group and Design Cell, among others.

Education:
Graduated with Honours in English Literature from Jadavpur University after passing out from South Point High School.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Sports
I have represented my school and university and played cricket in the CAB First Division League in Calcutta for various clubs. I'm a keen follower of soccer, particularly the top leagues across Europe.
Travel
# In 2001, I was invited by the German government to visit Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn and Hamburg, along with eight other leading journalists from Asia, on a familiarization trip to showcase the progress Germany has made in the sphere of environment upgrade and protection. On my return, I wrote extensively on the subject in The Telegraph.

# In 2002, STAR TV invited me to Hong Kong for an interview with James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, patriarch of the SKY-STAR empire. The interview was published in The Telegraph.

# In 2004, I was invited by Messe Munich to visit the Bavarian capital on the occasion of the global press meet for Bauma, the world’s largest trade fair for construction equipment, mining technology and building materials. On my return, I wrote a curtain-raiser to Bauma and other associated stories, which were published in The Telegraph.

# In 2006, Mr. Luciano Benetton, founder of the Benetton empire, invited me to Paris to be part of the group’s 40th anniversary celebrations at the Pompidou Center in the French capital. A string of stories written by me to mark the occasion was published in The Telegraph.

# In 2007, Benetton invited me to Beijing on the occasion of the launch of the Beijing edition of Colors magazine, a publication of its research and communications wing, Fabrica.

# I have been to Singapore several times to attend and cover various international events, including the World Cities Summit in June, 2008, and written extensively on my experiences in the island nation.
# In October 2008, I was invited by the Goethe-Institut and the Federal Foreign Ministry of Germany to visit Frankfurt and Berlin as part of the Visitors’ Programme, with a customized itinerary to suit my areas of interest. Resultant articles were published in The Telegraph.
# In January 2010, I was invited by Messe Munich to attend the global press meet for Bauma again, and the resultant articles were published in The Telegraph.
# In May 2010, I was invited by the Italian Tourism Board and the Tuscany government to tour the Tuscany region extensively along with five other leading journalists from India. The resultant travel pieces were published in The Telegraph, with the main article as a centrespread in t2.
Others
I am a keen collector of music, primarily Sixties-Seventies' rock and jazz. Currently, I am concentrating on collecting contemporary jazz, progressive and new-age music from mainland Europe.
I am also an active participant in various development forums and city projects like the Park Street rejuvenation programme of the Centre for Built Environment, the riverfront resuscitation scheme and the likes.
I am on the board of advisors of Mrittika Foundation, an NGO founded by leading architect Dulal Mukherjee, which supports artisans and craftspeople from rural Bengal.


Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Bachelors
    Languages:
    English, Bengali, German basic
    Nationality:
    Indian
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