Guest of Honour, Chair Economic Advisory council to PM
Bibek Debroy is an economist and was educated in Ramakrishna Mission School, Narendrapur; Presidency College, Kolkata; Delhi School of Economics and Trinity College, Cambridge. Presently, he is Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) and President, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). He has worked in Presidency College, Kolkata (1979-83), Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune (1983-87); Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi (1987-93); as the Director of a Ministry of Finance/UNDP project on legal reforms (1993-98); Department of Economic Affairs (1994-95); National Council of Applied Economic Research (1995-96); Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (1997-2005); PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2005-06); and Centre for Policy Research (2007-2015). He has authored/edited several books, papers and popular articles and has also been a Consulting/Contributing Editor with several newspapers.
He was awarded the Shriram Sanlam Award for Financial Journalism (in 2013), Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India (in 2015), D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) by KIIT University (in 2015), D.Phil. (Honoris Causa) by Amity University (in 2016), D.Phil. (Honoris Causa) by Jagran Lakecity University (in 2017), D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) by University of Engineering and Management (in 2018), Lifetime Achievement Award by US-India Business Summit (in 2016), Skoch Challenger Golden Jubilee Award (in 2017), Lifetime Achievement Award by Prestige Institute of Management and Research (in 2018) and “Bharatiya Manavita Vikas Puraskar” by Power Brand (in 2018). He was conferred the title of “Vachaspati” by the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (in 2018).