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ERIA Welcomes the Appointment of Dr Rajiv Kumar to NITI

7 August 2017
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ERIA President, Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura, would like to congratulate Dr Rajiv Kumar, a former Governing Board Member of ERIA, on his appointment as Vice-Chairman for the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, a high-level policy advisory body for the Government of India.

ERIA was honoured to have had Dr Kumar as a Governing Board Member from 2014 to 2016. Dr Kumar holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford and a Ph.D from Lucknow University.

The Governing Board is the decision-making body of ERIA and consists of the Secretary General of ASEAN and representatives from each of the 16 member countries, all of whom have backgrounds in academia, business, and policymaking. The Governing Board held its annual meeting this year on 9 June. Dr Ajit Ranade was appointed to replace Dr Kumar on the Board. 

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