Dr.Shubhada M Rao
Group President & Chief Economist,
YES Bank Ltd
Dr. Shubhada Rao is the Group President & Chief Economist at YES BANK. She is responsible for Business Economics Banking, providing macroeconomic research outlook at the Bank and facilitating informed business decisions. She is a member of YES Bank’s Asset and Liabilities Committee (ALCO). Shubhada brings with her over 26 years of experience in academia and industry. Prior to joining YES BANK, Shubhada has worked with Kotak Institutional Equities as Chief Economist, with Bank of Baroda as Economist with Risk Management and as Head, Economic Advisory at CRISIL Advisory Services. She also served as Chief Economist with Times Bank. She began her career in banking with ICICI in their planning and treasury department after completing a PhD in Economics from the University of Mumbai. Shubhada is an active member of the Economics Committees of Industry Associations and is currently a member of CII National Economic Policy Council, New Delhi and a member of the Monetary Policy Group – Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). She is often invited at the pre-policy meetings at RBI. She earlier served as Chairman of Economics Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in 2009-11. As a thought leader, she & her team have made extensive presentations on Indian Economy to State Dignitaries of many OECD economies, central banks including the Fed, BoE, Bank of Canada, Ministers and delegations of Secretaries of State of the UK & US, Consul Generals, G20-IIF meetings, among others to present views on Indian Economy. Her views are often aired on domestic and international electronic and print media like CNBC, ETNow, BBC-World, CNN, Bloomberg and business dailies like Financial Times, Economic Times, Business Standard, Mint, Hindu Businessline, Outlook, Business Today, and Business Week among others.