P Vaidyanathan Iyer, India, is part of the leadership team at The Indian Express, an English language daily newspaper, headquartered in Delhi.

He participated in ICIJ’s Panama Papers investigation.

He leads the national political and economic policy reporting team for the newspaper. Iyer specializes in reporting the political economy and investigates the link between politics and policies. His awards include the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the Panama Papers coverage, 2016, the Prem Bhatia Memorial Award for ‘best political reporting’ in 2016, the KCK Kulish Award of Merit for Excellence in Print Journalism in 2012, and the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Business Reporting in 2010, among others.

He is currently on a year-long sabbatical from The Indian Express (July 2017 till June 2018) as an Edward Mason Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School pursuing a Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration program as the recipient of the William A Starr Innovations Fellowship.