Dr. H.K. Pradhan

Prof. H.K. PradhanChairman, Governing Council, ICCE
Prof. of Finance & Economics, XLRI Jamshedpur

Prof. H.K. Pradhan is currently the Chairman of the Governing Council of ICCE.

He 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 the 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.

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 has extensive academic visits to several Universities such as Columbia Business School (1999-2000), University of Bonn (Summer of 1998), and Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) of the University of Minnesota (March 2004).

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 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.

Dr. Pradhan has extensively researched and published in high-quality journals in the securities market, asset management, asset pricing, and SME and microfinance, and exchange rates.