Gyanendra Kumar Keshri

Gyanendra Kumar Keshri is CEO & Editor, BiharConnect and founder of Bihar Development Forum. He has over 15 years of experience in media and communication. Having worked for diverse media streams in India and abroad, Gyanendra is an expert in editorial strategy and management.

He began his journalistic career in 2005 as a correspondent with Asian News International (ANI) and held senior editorial positions with Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) and Qatar Tribune newspaper based in Doha, Qatar. He was Executive Editor of Inclusion, a quarterly journal that champions the cause of social, financial and digital inclusion and also had a brief stint with Press Trust of India (PTI).

As a journalist he has travelled and reported from different locations across the world, including the Middle East, Pakistan, Africa and Europe. Based in New Delhi he handled assignments of key ministries and departments of the Government of India, including the Prime Minister’s Office, the Parliament, and the ministries of Finance, Commerce and Industry.

He worked abroad for 4 years and travelled widely as part of media delegations. As a part of the official media delegations he has visited several countries including Germany, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Uganda and Thailand.

Gyanendra has done extensive field studies and grassroots level assessments and evaluations of governance projects across the country. He has authored several research reports on socio-economic issues and writes regularly for leading publications.

Gyanendra is a Post Graduate in Mass Communication and Graduate in economics and laws (LLB). He also holds Diploma in Financial Management from UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Post Graduate Diploma in English Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC).