Dr Ajit Ranade is Chief Economist of the Aditya Birla Group. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Takshashila Institution focusing on Bharat’s economic policies. Previously he served as Chief Economist at ABN AMRO Bank. He has served on various committees of the Reserve Bank of Bharat. He is a member of the Research Advisory Panel of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. Dr Ranade earned a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad and holds an MA and PhD in Economics from Brown University, USA.