Manjeet Kripalani

Manjeet Kripalani

Executive Director, Gateway House

Prior to the founding of Gateway House, Kripalani was India Bureau chief of Businessweek magazine from 1996 to 2009. During her extensive career in journalism (BusinessweekWorth and Forbes magazines, New York), she has won several awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, the George Polk Award, Overseas Press Club and Daniel Pearl Awards. Kripalani was the 2006-07 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, which inspired her to found Gateway House. Her political career spans being the deputy press secretary to Steve Forbes during his first run in 1995-96 as Republican candidate for U.S. President in New Jersey, to being press secretary for the Lok Sabha campaign for independent candidate Meera Sanyal in 2008 and 2014 in Mumbai. Kripalani holds two bachelor’s degrees from Bombay University (Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Arts in English and History) and a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York. She sits on the executive board of Gateway House and is a member of the Rotary Club of Bombay.
She tweets at @ManjeetKrip     Image credits: Sunhil Sippy  
Expertise

Business, Digital, G20, U.S.

Last modified: November 29, 2022

Recent projects

modi-g20-summit-1 Courtesy: The Indian Express
8 November 2022 India Foundation

The Group of Twenty Today: India’s Opportunity to Lead

On Dec 1, India will take over the Presidency of the G20, the premier global forum for dialogue and cooperation on global economics and financial issues. This is a unique grouping, where developing and developed countries come together with equal status. Understanding its mission, past trajectory, institutional mechanisms, work methods, and the multiplicity of challenges it addresses, is critical today and requires a serious examination.
Putin's Speech Valdai Courtesy: Valdai Discussion Club
3 November 2022 Indian Express

At Valdai, Putin’s vision of emerging world order

The reference to India by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Valdai Discussion Club may be interpreted as encouragement to New Delhi to use its good offices to nudge the warring sides to the negotiating table. Mediation is a big power game, and this may be the right time for India, at the cusp of the G20 Presidency, to start with a record of success
Undersea Cables Courtesy: Airtel
27 October 2022 Gateway House

Space and Undersea Cables

Space and undersea cables are critical to India’s communications infrastructure. While India’s space programme has been largely successful, in undersea cables, India is barely present. As global reliance on undersea cables and the data it carries, grows, India’s security interests strategically converge with maritime cables and space, and opens opportunities for international cooperation.

Church Russia Courtesy: Advantour
3 October 2022 Gateway House

Views from Russia

The last week of September was eventful for Russia. The partial-mobilisation was underway, the referendum of Russian-speaking regions in Ukraine took place, President Putin made a significant speech and the Nord Stream pipelines were damaged. Amit Bhandari, Energy Fellow, Gateway House, was in Moscow during this time. In this podcast, he offers his impressions of Moscow after the sanctions, compared with the city he saw before the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Indonesia Trade Courtesy: Shutterstock//Creativa Images
26 September 2022 Indian Express

Trade ties support Indonesia’s G20 year

Indonesia has managed its G20 Presidency year by understanding the importance of not going it alone. This trading nation has used its deep regional and multilateral cooperative processes which provided trusted back-up and support at every step, and was book-ended by strong linkages and investment partnerships with Japan and Australia. In this, it has laid the groundwork for India’s 2023 presidency.
1633984946-8414 Jhunjunwala Courtesy: Ajay Mohanty/Economic Times
18 August 2022 Gateway House

Obituary: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala (1960-2022)

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ace investor and a founder patron of Gateway House, believed in everything that was “of India, by India, for India.” He invested in home-grown solutions, from credit rating agencies to manufacturing companies to independent intellectual institutions to healthcare. He will be missed.