Economics & Public Policy
Mr. Desai is an eminent Indian economist and international civil servant. He was Under-Secretary General of the United Nations responsible for Economic and Social Affairs from 1992-2003. Previously, he served in the Government of India in various capacities including as Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and a Member of the Planning Commission. He has served on numerous panels and boards including as Chairman of the Committee on Technical Innovation and Venture Capital, Co-Chair of the India-UK Roundtable and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Oxfam International.