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The Policy Times

People’s voice for policy change

Established in 2017, The Policy Times is a Digital Media cum strategic Think Tank that aims to be one an innovative startup in Public Policy advocacy and activism. It aims at policy making, implementation, analysis and research easy for common people to understand.

The Policy Times specializes in and has significant expertise in Research, Events and Media advocacy. The Policy Times works closely with governments, embassies/high commissions, Think Tanks, Government and International development agencies as Partner for various large-scale international events and research works. Policy Times is the official Trade and Investment Promotion Partner of the Embassy of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in India. We aim to bring Industry and public bodies together through various interactive mediums. With a very young enthusiastic team. The Policy Times works as ‘Knowledge/Media Partner’ to deliver the best services in event management, research and media coverage.

The Policy Times was the ‘Knowledge Partner’ for the Services Exports Promotion Council (SEPC) to produce 6 knowledge reports, post event reports and 10 knowledge sessions during India’s largest services export promotion exhibition - Global Exhibition on Services (GES 2019) held in Bangalore in 2019. It has organized ‘Trade, Investment & Tourism Promotion Forums’ in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata with Vietnam Embassy, CII, FICCI, IICCI and many other organizations in 2019.

The Policy Times has organized many discussions, conferences and workshops. Emerging technologies, CSR, Wealth Management and Tax Planning and Exim Policy & Export Promotion, Foreign Investments have been some of our massive successful events.


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Akram Hoque

He Founder Editor of The Policy Times. Before starting this venture, he was working as Senior Assistant Director in the Multilateral & International Policy and Strategy Division at FICCI, one of India’s largest and oldest Industry Associations. Prior to FICCI, he worked with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Akram Hoque has rich experience in working with the Indian Industry. His long association with India' top business forums (FICCI & CII) has not only provided him the opportunity to forge close ties with business community but also guided them to invest in overseas economic ventures. He was Senior Editor at Planman Media Group. He was also a Faculty Member of the Department of Economics in a prestigious Management Institute teaching BBA and MBA students about Fundamentals of Economics, Business Economics, Macro Economics, Welfare Economics, etc.

E: [email protected]          M: +91 9999955186


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Salman Ahmed

He is the Co-Founder The Policy Times. 
SALMAN AHMED has completed his study from Manav Bharti University. He is Manager at State Bank of India, SBI Kiosk Banking. 
He is an entrepreneur, social worker and a philanthropist. He is in the board of many reputed organisations including - 

Director - Iqra International School, Nagpur 

Director - Citrine Infrastructure and Developers Private limited
Director - Future Dreams Infrastructure

E: [email protected]          M: +91 9923360404