Dr Charan Singh, Distinguished Fellow, SKOCH Development Foundation and Non Executive Chairman, Punjab & Sind Bank
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Charan Singh, Ph.D. in Economics from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, is currently serving as the Non-Executive Chairman of Punjab & Sind Bank. He is former RBI Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India where he taught comparative monetary policy and policy issues in the Indian economy. Earlier, he was a Senior Economist at the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC from August 2009 to November 2012 and Research Director (Departments: Economic Policy, Debt Management) at the Reserve Bank of India (1997–2009). He is now serving as Director on the Board of National Housing Bank, Delhi and NABARD Financial Services Ltd., Bangalore. He is also Member of Research Advisory Committee, BIRD, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development; Honorary Fellow, SKOCH Development Foundation; and, Member of the Informal Advisory Group on Housing Sector Issues, IMF, Washington DC. He was a visiting scholar for more than a year each at Department of Economics, Harvard University and the Stanford Center for International Development, Stanford University.