Dr. Shubhada M. Rao

Dr. Shubhada M. Rao

Founder, QuantEco Research

Dr. Shubhada M. Rao is the Founder of QuantEco, and brings with her over 32 years of experience in academia and industry. A gold medalist and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Mumbai, she has worked as Chief Economist with marquee financial sector entities like Times Bank, CRISIL, & Kotak Institutional Equities.

She began her corporate career with ICICI as an economist in Planning & Treasury department. Prior to setting up QuantEco, an independent economic advisory firm, she served as a Senior Group President & Chief Economist at YES Bank for over 14 years.

As a thought leader, she has extensively made presentations on India’s economy to the Federal Reserve, Bank of England, Bank of Canada, G20-IIF meetings, Ministers and delegations/ Secretaries of State of the UK, US, Australia, and Japan among others; and Consul Generals, High Commissioners of Embassies of G7. Her views are often aired on marquee electronic & print media, both domestic & global.

Shubhada has held positions in various industry associations: Chairperson-Economics Committee at Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Co-Chair-Economics Committee at ASSOCHAM; Member-CII National Economic Policy Council & Member -Monetary Policy Group-Indian Banks Association.

Under her leadership, her team at YES Bank was often ranked among the Top 3 forecasters of Indian economic indicators by Bloomberg and was cited as a top forecaster for currency by Reuters in the past.