Preeti Singh’s career has been defined by two words: adaptability and connections. It started at a Ministry of Defence think-tank—the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (ISDA)—where she was part of a research team focused on the European Union. This research experience came in handy when she joined the research bureau of Hindustan Times Media, writing on critical issues ranging from FDI to antibiotic misuse.

Shobhana Bhartia, chairperson of HT Media and then a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, later engaged her as a research assistant, where Preeti’s job was to put together background material, questions and data to help Ms Bhartia prepare for Parliament.

This served her very well in her next role—editor of iGovernment, 9.9 Media’s government vertical. After a stint with Businessworld magazine, where she was the founding editor of India’s only smart cities magazine—BW Smart Cities—Preeti went on to consult with 9.9 Insights, a strategic advisory firm.

Preeti has taught at the Indian School of Development Management and the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. She has also edited two Bloomsbury titles: former Union Cabinet minister Yashwant Sinha’s autobiography, Relentless, and Harappa cofounder Shreyasi Singh’s The Wealth Wallahs, an exploration of the mindset of India’s first-generation entrepreneurs. Preeti’s latest project is her podcast, The Truth About Nobody, where she speaks about her varied experiences.

Educational Qualifications

  • MPhil & MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Chevening Gurukul Scholarship, LSE

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