Dr. Sankar De
Professor Sankar De is currently associated with School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, India, as Professor of Economics and Director of Centre for Emerging Societies. He is also the current President of the Asian Finance Association and a member of the Reserve Bank of India’s committee on Money, Foreign Exchange and Government Securities. Professor De is the founder of the Center for Analytical Finance (CAF), Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India and served as its Executive Director before joining SNU. He developed and nurtured CAF to become a premier centre of excellence in emerging markets research, organization of high-level research and policy conferences, and training of next generation researchers. He also served as the Executive Director, Center for Professional Development in Finance (CPDF), Berkeley, USA. He has served on the faculty at national and international institutions including University of California-Berkeley, University of Texas-Austin, and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta, and Indian School of Business. He has conducted executive teaching for Citigroup and International Monetary Fund and advised organizations including Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Ford Foundation, Citigroup (South Asia), and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). He received his PhD in Financial Economics from University of California-Berkeley and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
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