R Jai Krishna, is a former
journalist, career & start-up mentor, public policy strategist in India.
Born and brought up in city of Chennai, in southern India, Jai is a graduate of
political science with a post-graduation in Journalism and Mass Communications,
from the University of Madras. He has a
keen interest in social developmental sectors, and went on to pursue full-time
career in journalism across print, television and new media for close to two
decades, before moving on to build a career as a public policy/ public affairs
strategist, helping to build human-centric governments, institutions and
individuals with ethical policies for the greater common good. At present, Jai leads a team of policy
professionals at one of India’s oldest apex chamber of commerce, and also
mentors media-technology and social start-ups. He personally is an impact
investor, even before the concept emerged in the South Asian region. Jai also
teaches, lectures on media, journalism, and mass communications, while offers
public speeches for closed audiences in areas of building careers, Building
Careers Not Jobs, Media and Entertainment, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable
Business Plans, among other topics.
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