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Rajat M Nag

Distinguished Fellow

Rajat M. Nag recently joined NCAER as a Distinguished Fellow. He was the Managing Director General of the Asian Development Bank in Manila from 2006 t0 2013 and has held several other top positions at the ADB. Rajat is internationally well known for his intellectual leadership, extensive operational experience, and in-depth knowledge of development issues, particularly in infrastructure financing, public-private partnerships, and regional cooperation. His research interest is in working to enhance regional cooperation and integration in Asia.  He holds engineering degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He also has Masters Degrees in Business Administration from Canada and in Economics from the London School of Economics.


  • 2014-Present: Distinguished Fellow, NCAER , New Delhi
  • 2014-Present: Senior Fellow, Emerging Markets Forum, Washington, DC. USA
  • 2014-Present: Visiting Professor, Strategy and Development Issues, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines and Emerging Markets Institute, Beijing
  • 2006-2013: Managing Director General, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
  • 2002-2006: Director General, Southeast Asia and Mekong Departments, Special Advisor to the President on Regional Cooperation and Integration (Concurrently)
  • 1986-2001: Various Senior-Level Positions, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
  • 1978-1985: Montreal Engineering Company (MONENCO), Positions Included Chief Economist, Economist and Supervising Engineer, Montreal, Canada
  • 1972-1977: Senior Financial Analyst, Bank of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1976-1983: Visiting Lecturer, Ottawa and Montreal, Canada


  • MSc (Economics), London School of Economics, University of London, U.K., 1977
  • MBA. (Finance and Quantitative Methods), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1972
  • MSc (Control Engineering), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1970
  • Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, 1969 
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