About Author


Date of Birth: 22nd January 1936

Present Positions:

  • Distinguished Fellow, Emeritus, The Energy and Resources Institute, (TERI), Delhi

  • Columnist: Telegraph and Financial Express

Present Membership Of Institutional Boards:

  1. Institute for Social and Economic Change

  2. Aga Khan Foundation, India Committee

  3. Indian Institute of Management, Kozikode, Member


  1. CIRC-CUTS Institute of Regulation and Competition, Jaipur

  2. Bangalore International Centre

Advisory Boards/Committees:

  1. Member, Advisory Board, Indian Energy Exchange

  2. Member, Eminent Persons Group, Competition Commission of India

Present Memberships Of Corporate Boards:

  1. Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd

  2. RAIN Industries Ltd

  3. Global Trust Capital Finance Private Limited, Bombay

  4. Insight Alpha Private limited, Delhi

Past Memberships Of Corporate Boards:

  1. RAIN CII Carbon Vizag Limited

  2. Honeywell Automation India Limited, Pune.


Past Membership Of Institutional Boards:


    1. Madras Crafts Foundation (Dakshinachitra Museum)

Past Columnist

  •  Economic Times, The Week and Deccan Herald

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Bombay University, 1954.
  • Master of Arts (Economics), Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University.

Elected Public Positions:

  • President, Madras Management Association, 1981-82.
  • President Society for International Development, Madras,1980-88.
  • Vice-President, Peoples' Union for Civil Liberties, Tamil Nadu. (1981-1983).
  • President, All India Management Association, 1985-86.
  • Founder and First Chairman, Forum of Indian Regulators, (FOIR)1998 to December 2001.
  • Founder-Member, Steering Committee, South Asian Forum of Infrastructure Regulators (SAFIR) 1998 to 2001.

AWARDED the Ravi J Mathai National Fellowship for 2000-2001 (for contribution to management and management education) by the Association of Indian Management Schools.