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Steering Committee members


Ms. Mythili Bhusnurmath is an economist-turned-banker-turned journalist. She has been working with The Economic Times (ET) as consulting editor since 2006. Other than writing editorials — mostly on issues related to macroeconomics, finance and banking, she also writes a regular fortnightly column titled 'Finance Street’. Ms. Bhusnurmath joined The Financial Express in 2004 and became the first woman editor of the business daily. She served as a consultant to the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. She holds a master’s degree in economics from the Delhi School of Economics and is a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. She recently completed a degree in law from the University of Delhi.  

Pradeep S Mehta is the founder Secretary General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), one of the largest consumer groups in India, with offices in Lusaka, Nairobi, Hanoi, Accra and Geneva. Established in 1983/84, CUTS International has now completed 30 glorious years. Mehta studied at The Scindia School, Gwalior, St Xavier’s College at Calcutta University and law at the Rajasthan University, Jaipur. Mehta serves/has served on several policy making bodies of the Government of India, related to trade, environment and consumer affairs, including the National Advisory Committee on International Trade of the Ministry of Commerce and its working groups.  


Dr. C. Raja Mohan a Distinguished Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, is leading the Strategic Studies Initiative of the Foundation. He is a Visiting Research Professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore, a Non-Resident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC and a non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute, Sydney. He is also a foreign affairs columnist for 'The Indian Express'.   
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