Timothy Franklyn is the founder of the National School of Journalism and Public Discourse, Bengaluru (NSOJ), which he established in 2015 to produce journalists who are committed to justice and democracy in India. Prior to founding NSO), Timothy worked as a corporate finance lawyer in New Delhi, Singapore and Hong Kong at some of the world's most prestigious law firms. He has advised governments, corporations and global investment banks on international corporate finance. Mr. Franklyn has published several articles in The Financial Times and has contributed a chapter on leadership in young organizations in the Palgrave Macmillan publication "Leadership and Role Modelling: Understanding Workplace Dynamics" (2018).
Mr. Franklyn serves as a trustee of The General K.S. Thimayya Memorial Trust and is a member of the Ethics Committee and Institutional Review Board of Bangalore Baptist Hospital. Mr. Franklyn is also a partner in the law firm, Tatva Legal Bangalore. Mr. Franklyn received an LL.M (Master of Laws) degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) and is qualified as an advocate in India and as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He was one of 11 leaders from around the world chosen as prestigious Obama Scholars at Columbia University in the City of New York in 2021. Mr. Franklyn hosts the NSOJ Tannoy Podcast and delivers seminars on the Journalistic Ethics at NSO).