Montek Singh Ahluwalia – Keynote Speaker

Former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Government of India

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Specialist Subjects

  • Economics
  • Banking
  • India


  • Hindi


Montek Singh Ahluwalia is an economist, civil servant and former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Government of India.


He has held several advisory positions in the Indian Government and been a key figure in India’s economic reforms since the mid 1980s.


Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia is currently Distinguished Visiting Professor at the New York Stern School of Business.


He began his career at the World Bank and joined the Indian Ministry of Finance in 1979. He subsequently served as Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, as Commerce Secretary, Finance Secretary and as a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister.


In 2001, he was appointed the first Director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office. He is on the governing council of the Global Green Growth Institute, based in South Korea.


Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia graduated from Delhi University and has a MA and an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University.

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