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Dr. Vijay Kelkar
Non Executive & Independent Director

Dr. Vijay L. Kelkar, 78, holds B.S., from University of Pune, India, 1963, M.S., from University of Minnesota, USA, 1965 and Ph. D from University of California at Berkeley, USA, 1970. He is associated with several Institutions in India. He currently serves as the Chairman, India Development Foundation, New Delhi, Vice President, Pune International Centre, Pune and Chairman, Janwani, Pune.

He was the Chairman of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, He was the Chairman of the Committee constituted on Revisiting & Revitalization of the PPP Model of Infrastructure Development, the Chairman, Forum of Federations, Ottawa from January 2010 to March 2013 and the Chairman of the Finance Commission in the rank of a Union Cabinet Minister until January, 2010. Earlier, he has held various senior level positions in GOI as well as in international organizations including Executive Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan at the IMF from August, 1999 to August, 2002; Finance Secretary, GOI, 1998–1999; Chairman, Tariff Commission, GOI, 1997–1998: Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, GOI, 1994–1997; Director & Coordinator, International Trade Division, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland, 1991–1994; Chairman, Bureau of Industrial Costs & Prices and Secretary to the GOI, 1987–1991; Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, GOI, 1985–1988.

In January 2011, the President of India awarded Dr. Kelkar “PADMA VIBHUSHAN”, the second highest Civilian Award for distinguished and exceptional services to the Nation. Dr. Kelkar taught at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Centre for Economic Development and Administration, Kathmandu, Nepal, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany and University of California at Berkeley, USA.

Dr. Kelkar is member of Board of Directors, Advisory Council and Board of Governors of various global companies and organizations including JM Financial Limited.

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