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Nag, Rajat M

Rajat M Nag Distinguished Fellow, India’s National Council of Applied Economic Research, Delhi

Rajat M. Nag is concurrently a Distinguished Fellow at India’s National Council of Applied Economic Research, Delhi and a Senior Fellow at the Emerging Markets Forum, Washington DC. He also serves as Chair, Look East Council of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and is a Visiting Professor at the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management, Asian Institute of Management in Manila. In addition, he serves as an Advisor and Board member of several organizations. Mr. Nag was till recently the Managing Director General of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). With broad experience across Asia, he played a critical role in providing strategic and operational direction to ADB so it achieves its mission of helping its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Mr. Nag’s work has given him wide-ranging insight into several issues and challenges relevant to Asia, including sustainability, infrastructure financing, public-private partnerships and regional economic integration. His particular interest is in working to enhance regional cooperation and integration in Asia and beyond and bridging the gap between the region’s thriving economies and the millions of poor people being left behind. He holds engineering degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He also has a MBA from the University of Saskatchewan and a M.Sc (Econ) from the London School of Economics.