Rajesh Chakrabarti

Director, MDI Gurgaon

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Dr. Rajesh Chakrabarti is Director and Professor at MDI Gurgaon. He was previously Dean at the Jindal Global Business School, Jindal Global University. He has taught Finance for over a decade and a half – at the University of Alberta, Canada; Georgia Tech, USA; and the Indian School of Business (ISB). As the founding Executive Director of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB’s Mohali campus he helped design and launch one of India’s leading public policy programs. He has served as Executive Vice President, Research and Policy at the Wadhwani Foundation. Rajesh has held visiting positions at various institutions including IIM Calcutta, ISI Delhi, IDF Gurgaon, ICN Nancy, France and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. 

He has authored or edited ten books – in subjects ranging from Finance and Public Policy to Artificial Intelligence – in addition to authoring several book chapters and articles on Finance, Economics, and Management in leading international scholarly journals. He has also co-founded a public policy consulting firm, Sunay Policy Advisory. Rajesh has been a columnist with the Financial Express and is frequently quoted in the media. His current research interests are in the areas of management and public policy.  Rajesh is an alumnus of Presidency College, Calcutta and IIM Ahmedabad and earned his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.