Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Board Of Governors

Chairperson

chairmanDr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia
Chairperson
E-mail: isherahluwalia@gmail.com

Isher Judge Ahluwalia is Chairperson, Board of Governors, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). She was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President of India in the year 2009 for her services in the field of education and literature. Dr Ahluwalia was Chairperson of the High Powered Expert Committee on Urban. CLICK HERE FOR BRIEF PROFILE

Profile

chairman Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia
Chairperson
E-mail: isherahluwalia@gmail.com

Brief Profile
Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia is a renowned Indian economist, with wide experience in the fields of economic growth, productivity, industrial and trade policy reforms, and urban planning and development. She is currently Chairperson on the Board of Governors for the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), a leading think-tank based in New Delhi engaged in policy oriented research. At ICRIER, Dr Ahluwalia is leading a major research and capacity building programme on the challenges of urbanisation in India. She was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President of India in the year 2009 for her services in the field of education and literature.

Dr. Ahluwalia was Chairperson of the High Powered Expert Committee on Urban Infrastructure and Services during 2008-11, which submitted its Report to the Government of India in March 2011. She is a member of the recently constituted Urban Institute of India which has been set up with Government of India and private sector as partners. She was a Member on the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council and is on the Boards of a number of premier research institutes in India. Dr Ahluwalia was Vice Chairperson of the Punjab State Planning Board from 2005 to 2007.

Dr Ahluwalia is on the Board of Trustees of IWMI (International Water Management Institute), and was Chairperson, Board of Trustees of IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute), Washington D.C., from 2003 to 2006. She was a member of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on India-ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations), an association established by the respective governments during the period 2011-12. She was also a member of the EPG of the Asian Development Bank from 2006 to 2007, which submitted its report titled “Towards a New Asian Development Bank in a New Asia” to the President, ADB in 2007.

Dr Ahluwalia has written a number of books, the latest being “Transforming Our Cities: Postcards of Change” (HarperCollins, 2014), and a co-edited volume titled “Urbanisation in India: Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward” (Sage India, 2014), which proposes critical reforms and policy interventions. She is also the co-editor together with Prof. IMD Little of “India’s Economic Reforms and Development: Essays for Manmohan Singh” (OUP,2013),which is an updated version of the original volume published in 1998.

Elected Members

  • Mr. Tarun Das
    Founding Trustee, Aspen Institute India
  • Ms. Janaki Kathpalia
    Former Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
  • Mr. Uday S. Kotak
    Vice Chairman & Managing Director Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd
  • Mr. Malvinder Mohan Singh
    Group Chairman Religare & Fortis Healthcare
  • Mr. N. K. Singh
    Former Revenue Secretary, Government of India
  • Mr. Sanjiv Misra
    Non Executive Chairman of Axis Bank
  • Mr. Sudhir Mankad
    Chairman, Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar
    Former Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat

Co-opted Members

  • Mr. Kunal Bahl
    Founder  & CEO, Snapdeal.com
  • Mr. Pramod Bhasin
    Founder, Genpact India
  • Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
    Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited
  • Mr. Nitin Desai 
    Honorary Professor, ICRIER & Former Under Secretary General,United Nations
  • Dr. Rohan Murty
    Vice president, Infosys

Overseas Member

  • Lord Nicholas Stern
    IG Patel Chair and Director LSE Asia Research Centre, London

Members Secretary

  • Dr. Rajat Kathuria
    Director & Chief Executive

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 03 May
    Seminar on Household Survey on India’s Citizen’s Environment & Consumer Economy Survey’ (ICE360O Survey)"

    Place : New Delhi By invitation only

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  • 28 Apr
    Stakeholder Seminar on Pharmaceuticals in India: The Next Leap"

    Place : New Delhi By invitation only

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  • 19 Apr
    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:" Chair Professor of Urbanization "
  • 03 Feb
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  • 06 Dec
    VACANCY:" AGRICULTURAL ISSUES "