surendra laxminarayan rao

Surendra Laxminarayan Rao is Chairman, Board of Governors, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at TERI and a columnist in the Economic Times and the Telegraph (Calcutta).

He is an economist by training and has worked as a professional manager for 28 years in marketing and general management positions in multi-national companies and as an independent management consultant for five years. He has taught management for many years as visiting faculty in major Indian business schools.

He was Director-General of NCAER (National Council of Applied Economic Research) from 1990 to 1996. From 1998 to 2001 as the first Chairman of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission he established it as an expert and independent agency.

He has written or edited eleven books, many papers and hundreds of articles. He is on the Boards of companies (like Reliance Energy, Honeywell Automation India Limited), research and management institutions (like IIM Lucknow, National Institute for Health and Family Welfare, Research and Information Systems for developing economies), and not-for-profit organizations (like Aga Khan Foundation of India, Madras Craft Foundation, Sanskriti Foundation).
* He is also member of Governing Council and Managing committee, CIRC.