Rajiv Lall

Founder Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IDFC Bank

Dr. Rajiv Lall is Founder MD & CEO of IDFC Bank Ltd. Dr. Lall has served on numerous committees of the Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India, including the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms, the High Powered Expert Committee for Urban Infrastructure, the High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure and the Expert Committee on Modernisation of Indian Railways. He has also served as India’s representative to the G-20 Working Group on Infrastructure. Dr. Lall is member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and ASSOCHAM; the Asia Business Council and the City of London Advisory Council for India. He was also President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Outside of business related fora, Dr. Lall serves on the Advisory Board of Columbia University Global Centers, South Asia; is a member of the Founders Circle, Brookings, India. He is also Convenor of the Social Impact Council of India and is Founder Chairman of Lok Foundation. Prior to joining IDFC Bank, Dr. Lall was variously, Executive Chairman, IDFC Limited; a Partner with Warburg Pincus in New York; Head of Asian Economic Research with Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong; a senior staff member of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and of the Asian Development Bank in Manila, as well as faculty member of the Florida Atlantic University Department of Economics. He has a BA in politics, philosophy and economics from the Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.