Arvind Mayaram has a PhD in Finance and currently engaged in intellectual pursuits. He has earlier held the positions of Finance Secretary and Special Secretary in the Ministry of Rural Development in the Government of India. He has also been the Alternate Governor for India on the Boards of the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the African Development Bank. He was India’s finance deputy in G20 and BRICS. He was also on the Boards of the Reserve Bank of India and the Securities Exchanges Board of India. He was India’s chief negotiator for BRICS New Development Bank and co-chair of the Framework Working Group of G-20.
In the provincial Government of Rajasthan he has worked as Commissioner, Investment & Non Resident Indians investment, Secretary Planning, Secretary Industries & Commerce, Secretary Tourism, Art & Culture and Principle Secretary Training. He has also had experience of senior management positions in public sector enterprises. In Rajasthan, he worked as CMD, Rajasthan Mineral Development Corporation, Chairman, Rajasthan Investment & Industrial Development Corporation (RIICO) and Chairman, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. At the central level, he held the charge of Chairman and Managing Director, Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India. He also conceptualised and established National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of the Union Finance Ministry.
He has been instrumental in several major initiatives in the area of investment, infrastructure development, Public Private Partnerships and institution building. He spearheaded the establishment of the framework for mainstreaming PPPs and accelerated the process of including newer areas for PPPs not only on sectoral basis but also in a large number of states across India. He also designed the first PPP module for delivering infrastructure in the rural areas deftly combining infrastructure asset creation and delivery of services with private investment in economic activities and skill development for the poor.
He has been an investment promotion expert with the UNCTAD for several years. He has undertaken a large number of missions for the UN agencies in several developing countries such as Sudan, South Africa, Fiji, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Cambodia etc. apart from participating in several foreign economic negotiations on behalf of the Government of India. His expertise in the area of PPPs is internationally acknowledged. He has been recognised as “Certified Public Private Partnership Specialist” by the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3) and the Water, Engineering and Development Centre of Loughborough University UK.
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