DR. C. RANGARAJAN
Former Governor of AP and Reserve Bank of India
Dr. C. Rangarajan is a leading economist of India who has played a key role both as an academic and as a policy maker. He has held several important positions and has served as both the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). His tenure as Governor of Reserve Bank of India saw unprecedented central bank activism to put in place a comprehensive set of measures to strengthen and improve the competitive efficiency of the financial sector. Dr. Rangarajan is the former Chairman of the 12th Finance Commission of India and Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council. He was President of the Indian Economic Association in 1988; President of the Indian Econometric Society in 1994; President of the Indian Statistical Institute during 2012-2016 and Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad during 2015-2018. He was also the Chairman of the National Statistical Commission which was set up to reform the Indian Statistical System. In 2002, the President of India awarded him the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award. Presently, he is the Chairman of the Madras School of Economics, Chennai.
Dr. C. Rangarajan is the Hon. Visitor of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2008 onwards.