Rakesh Mohan, President and Distinguished Fellow Center for Social and Economic Progress

Rakesh Mohan, President and Distinguished Fellow Center for Social and Economic Progress

Dr. Rakesh Mohan is President and Distinguished Fellow at CSEP.

Rakesh Mohan was most recently Senior Fellow in the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University and was also Professor in the Practice of International Economics and Finance at the School of Management at Yale University, 2010-12. He has also served as Distinguished Consulting Professor at Stanford University in 2009. Mohan was also a Distinguished Fellow with Brookings India.

He has been closely associated with the Indian economic reforms process from the late 1980s. He was Executive Director on the Board of the International Monetary Fund, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Secretary, Economic Affairs, and Chief Economic Adviser of the Indian Ministry of Finance, and Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Industry. In October 2021, he was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC-PM).

He was also Chairman of Government committees that produced the influential reports on infrastructure: The India Infrastructure Report (1996), The Indian Railways Report (2001) and The India Transport Report (2014).