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Suman Bery Chief Economist, Shell International, The Hague, Netherlands

Suman Bery is Chief Economist, Shell International, based in The Hague, Netherlands. He assumed this position on 1 February 2012.

Mr Bery served as Director-General (Chief Executive) of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, from January 2001 to March 2011. NCAER is one of India’s leading independent policy research institutions. He then served as Country Director-India Central, the International Growth Centre (IGC). The IGC is a research initiative of UK Aid in partnership with the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford. In this capacity he was responsible for setting up the IGC’s New Delhi office in partnership with the Indian Statistical Institute’s Delhi centre.

Prior to NCAER, Mr Bery was with the World Bank in Washington, D.C. From 1992 to 1994, on leave from the World Bank, Mr Bery worked as Special Consultant to the Reserve Bank of India, Bombay, where he advised the Governor and Deputy Governors on financial sector policy, institutional reform, and market development and regulation.

Mr Bery completed his undergraduate work at Magdalen College, University of Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and holds a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.