Rajiv Kumar is Director and Chief Executive since February 2006 of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He is also a Member of the National Security Advisory Board since August 2006 and a Member, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India since January 2007.
From August 2004 to January 2006, Dr. Rajiv Kumar was Chief Economist with Confederation of Indian Industry. He had worked with ADB, Manila for over 10 years as the Principal Regional Economist for Central Asia. He was Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India from 1991-95, and Senior Consultant with the Bureau of Industrial Costs and Projects, Ministry of Industry from 1989 to 1991. He was Professor at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade from 1987-89, teaching Competitive Strategy and Micro Economics. He worked as Senior Fellow with ICRIER in 1982-87.
Dr. Rajiv Kumar holds a D.Phil. in Economics (1982) from Oxford University and Ph.D. in Economics (1978) from Lucknow University. He has several books and publications to his credit and contributes regularly to newspapers and journals.
Mathew Joseph is Senior Consultant in ICRIER since February 2007.
Karan Singh is Consultant at ICRIER.
Manjeeta Singh is Research Assistant in ICRIER.