Rahul joined FIPRA in May 2020, and is Communications & Network Marketing Director based in Brussels, Belgium.
Rahul has a 20-year career of crafting powerful multimedia narratives straddling public affairs, digital communications and multimedia journalism.
Rahul is a self-starter and creative thinker, earning his first byline at age 16 with The Indian Express newspaper in his native Pune. He has since worked in India, Singapore, UK, China, Belgium and Germany, gaining a deep cultural understanding of how inspiring stories mould views and capture different target audiences.
Rahul honed his solid understanding of government affairs and policy, first with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Communications and Public Affairs Division covering their democracy and development programmes across 53 member states, and later with its Health, Gender & Education Division. He has worked for the World Health Organization’s Global Influenza Programme, and at the International Diabetes Federation where he campaigned for diabetes awareness, NCDs and supported public health initiatives run by its 230 member organisations in 170 countries.
Rahul covered international politics, economy and current affairs with a special focus on EU, China and India in previous media roles with Xinhua News Agency, China Radio International and TODAY newspaper. Most recently, Rahul worked in the private sector, covering the global hotel industry and high-level networking events for hospitality leaders.
A specialist in smartphone video production, Rahul is also a regular contributor to NDTV, The Globalist, and voices the popular GeoHistory educational YouTube channel with half a million subscribers.
Rahul holds a masters in International Journalism from the University of Westminster, London, and a bachelors in Economics from the University of Pune.