The Institute of Certified Chartered Economists (ICCE), the professional body for economists, has on February 28, 2022, announced Prof. H.K. Pradhan of XLRI, India, as the first Chairperson of its Governing Council.
Prof. H.K. Pradhan is a Professor of Finance and Economics at XLRI, Xavier School Management, Jamshedpur, India, and has since August 2021 been a member of the Governing Council of the ICCE.
Dr. H.K. Pradhan has been Professor of Finance and Economics at XLRI, Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, with 35 years of experience in teaching, research, and consulting. He has a master’s from Utkal University, an M Phil & Ph.D. from the University of Pune, and was a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Columbia University Business School, New York.
Commenting on his appointment as the first Chairperson of the Governing Council of ICCE
“I am happy to accept the invitation to be the Chairman of the GC.
I hope I would be able to live up to the expectations, together we could take ICCE to a much larger global body.” He said.
Dr. Pradhan is presently an Independent Director of the State Bank of India-DFHI and Trustee Board of the Yes Mutual Fund, Mumbai.
He also served as the Chairman, The Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX), Mumbai, member of the RBI Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on Financial Markets, Independent Director of the SBI Mutual Fund, member of the Board of Micro Credit Rating International Ltd (MCril), member of the Index & Option Committee of the National Commodity and Derivative Exchange (NCDEX), Mumbai, and also served as a member of the Board of XLRI.
He worked as the Pacific Regional Advisor for the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, while serving concurrently as the Resident Debt Advisor with the Ministry of Finance, Government of Fiji Islands, during 2005-2007.
He served as a debt advisor for several Commonwealth developing countries, expert for the United Nations in the Finance for Development (FfD) initiative, consultant to the Asian Development Bank on Municipal Finance, and to the Crown Agents, London, on sub-national debt management.
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