Board of Directors



Dr. Rajiv B. Lall


Dr. Rajiv B. Lall is the Executive Chairman of IDFC. He has about three decades of experience with leading global investment banks, multilateral agencies and in academia. His areas of expertise include project finance, private equity/ venture capital, international capital markets, trade, infrastructure and macroeconomic policy issues with a focus on emerging markets including India and China in particular.

Dr. Lall straddles the policy making and finance worlds. He chairs the Global Agenda Council on Infrastructure of the World Economic Forum; chairs the Infrastructure Council of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) a leading business chamber in the country. He is a member of the Managing Committee of ASSOCHAM and was President of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dr. Lall was India's representative to the G20 Workgroup on Infrastructure and a member of the City of London's Advisory Council on India. He is also member of the Planning Commission's Steering Committee on Urban Development Management set up to help formulate the country's 12th Five Year Plan; the Prime Minister's Committees on Infrastructure Finance and Transport Sector Development; Expert Group on Modernization of Indian Railways of Ministry of Railways Government of India, and the Reserve Bank of India's Committee on NBFCs. Dr. Lall has served on several other Government Committees including those focused on Urban Infrastructure, Bond Market Development and Financial Sector Reform.

Prior to joining IDFC, Dr. Lall was variously, 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 respectively; and faculty member of the Florida Atlantic University Department of Economics.

Dr. Lall has a number of publications and articles to his credit. He has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.


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