Ritu Sarin, India, is the executive editor of news and investigations with the The Indian Express group. She was appointed to the ICIJ board in March 2023.
Sarin’s journalistic work has focused on internal security, money laundering and corruption.
She is one of India’s most renowned reporters with a career in journalism spanning more than 35 years. An ICIJ member since 1999, she has worked on a host of ICIJ projects including Offshore Leaks, Swiss Leaks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, Implant Files and FinCEN Files. She has conducted investigative journalism workshops and addressed investigative journalism conferences with a specialization on collaborative journalism in several countries.
She is the author of two books, the last being one on the Panama Papers investigation in India, published in 2019.
Sarin has been a recipient of the 2007 Ramnath Goenka Journalist of the Year award. In 2011, she received the Prem Bhatia award for best investigative journalist and, in 2017, along with members of The Indian Express team, received the Ramnath Goenka award for investigative journalism for the Panama Papers.
In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious International Press Institute (IPI-India) award for excellence in journalism, followed in 2019 by the Red Ink award of the Mumbai Press Club for the Implant Files investigation.