Speaker Profile

13th Emerging Markets Conference

12-13 December 2022

Amrita Agarwal

Amrita Agarwal has had a diverse experience across the private sector and policy space. She was with Bain India for 9 years, working across health, tech services, financial services, infrastructure and private equity. She has led the health system design at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, helping establish and scale up a portfolio of investments on structural reforms in the healthcare sector of India. She worked closely with national, state governments on insurance systems and engagement with the private sector. Currently, Amrita heads Strategy for Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services.

Nidhi Aggarwal

Nidhi Aggarwal is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Udaipur. Her research interests include market design, market regulation, derivatives market and impact evaluation. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Futures Markets and the Economic and Political Weekly. In the past, she has worked extensively on policy issues related to the Indian equity market and commodity markets. She has also been associated as a consultant for the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. She obtained her Ph.D and M.Sc in Economics from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.

Dan Awrey

Dan Awrey is a Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. Dan’s teaching and research interests reside in the area of financial regulation and more specifically, the regulation of banks, investment funds, derivatives markets, payment systems, and financial market infrastructure. Dan has undertaken research and provided advice at the request of organizations including the Bank for International Settlements, U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve Board, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, Her Majesty’s Treasury, UK Financial Conduct Authority, Commonwealth Secretariat, Finance Canada, and European Securities and Markets Authority.

Vimal Balasubramaniam

Vimal Balasubramaniam is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Queen Mary University of London and a network affiliate at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research. His primary interests span household finance, empirical asset pricing and applied economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford, a Masters in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore, and a B.A in Economics from University of Madras.

Gautam Bambawale

Ambassador (Retd) Gautam Bambawale was a member of the Indian Foreign Service from 1984 to 2018. He was India's Ambassador to Bhutan, Pakistan and China. Bambawale was stationed in Washington DC in 2004-07 during the Indo-US nuclear deal which transformed ties between the two countries. He has been India's first Consul General in Guangzhou (China) 2007-09. He was Director of the Indian Cultural Centre, Berlin 1994-98.

Ambassador Bambawale worked in the Prime Minister's Office 2002-04. At the Ministry of External Affairs he was Joint Secretary for East Asia from 2009-2014. Bambawale has dealt with China for 15 years of his 34 year diplomatic career.

Ambassador Bambawale is currently Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Symbiosis International University, Pune.

Shrayana Bhattacharya

Shrayana Bhattacharya is a Senior Economist in the World Bank's Social Protection and Jobs Practice based between Bangkok and New Delhi. In her role, she leads a series of World Bank engagements to strengthen the capability of state governments to accelerate the jobs agenda for women and improve delivery of core social protection benefits. She recently led the World Bank's Development Policy Loan support to the Ministry of Finance, GoI on PMGKY and tracks trends in social protection in India with various academics and development practitioners. Her first book of non-fiction Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh : India's Lonely Young Women and the Search for Intimacy and Independence was published in November 2021 by HarperCollins India and has been shortlisted for, and won, numerous literary awards. In her free time, she is trying to write her next book

Indraneel Chakraborty

Indraneel Chakraborty is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Miami. He received his B.Tech. from IIT Guwahati in 2001, his M.S. from MIT in 2003, and his Ph.D. from the Wharton School in 2010. Indraneel is interested in Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance.

Rudra Chaudhuri

Dr. Rudra Chaudhuri has served as the Director of Carnegie India since 2013, where he oversees the center's three interrelated programs: technology and society, political economy, and security studies. As the Director, Chaudhuri leads Carnegie's efforts to engage with governments, policymakers, academics, students, industries, practitioners, and civil society members to provide research and commentary on key foreign policy and tech sector issues facing India. His primary research focuses on the diplomatic history of South Asia and contemporary security issues and is currently leading a major research project analyzing violent incidents and infrastructural development across India's borders. He is the author of Forged in Crisis: India and the United States. Since 1947, and his research has been published in scholarly journals as well as academic and policy focused platforms. Chaudhuri is also a senior lecturer at the Department of War Studies and the India Institute at King's College London. In addition, he is the founding director of the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office's (FCDO) Diplomatic Academy for South Asia, and is also a visiting professor of international relations at Ashoka University, New Delhi.

Saikat Datta

Saikat Datta is the CEO and co-founder of DeepStrat, a New Delhi-based strategic consultancy and think tank. He specialises in issues related to risk assessments and management, security, technology and public policy. He is a published author and his peer-reviewed research has been published in many books and research journals ranging from SAIS, Johns Hopkins to the US Army War College, The Stimson Center and the Centre for Land Warfare Studies.

Celine Fei

Celine Fei has studied the role of fintech lenders in reducing racial barriers in the Paycheck Protection Program during the Covid-19 crisis; the portfolio composition in the private equity industry globally; and the interaction between government and private investors in the venture capital sector in China. She received her Ph.D in economics and her M.S. in economic theory and econometrics, with highest honors, from the Toulouse School of Economics.

Indradeep Ghosh

Indradeep Ghosh is Executive Director of Dvara Research. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and an M.A. from Cambridge University (where he won the Adam Smith Prize given to the top graduating student in the university) in Economics. Post MIT, Ghosh pursued academia for over a decade, first at Haverford College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and then at the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics in Mumbai, India. At Dvara Research, he drives the research agenda and leads research priorities in coordination with the practice heads.

Karan Gulati

Karan Gulati is a Research Fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and a lawyer in Delhi. Previously, Karan held positions at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), where he worked on land and property rights and judicial administration. He has been an occasional columnist for the Leap Blog, Indian Express, Times of India, and the Quint. He holds degrees in law and management from Symbiosis University.

Samarth Gupta

Samarth Gupta is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University. He obtained his Ph.D in Economics from Boston University in 2018. His research areas are financial inclusion, industrial organization and personnel economics. Prior to joining Ahmedabad University, he worked on several policy-oriented projects at the National Council of Applied Economics Research.

Akshay Jaitly

Akshay Jaitly is a co-founder of the leading law firm Trilegal and has over 25 years' experience as a lawyer, specialising on energy and infrastructure matters. He recently co-founded Trustbridge, a not-for-profit working in the area of rule of law and the economy. His main areas of interest in the policy space are climate and the energy transition and government procurement and litigation.

Chotibhak (Pab) Jotikasthira

Chotibhak (Pab) Jotikasthira is an Associate Professor of Finance and Corrigan Research Professor at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Jotikasthira's research interests include financial intermediation, international finance, and fixed income, with a particular focus on trading behaviors of institutional investors and their impact on asset prices. He has written extensively on the effects of market and institutional frictions, including regulatory capital and accounting rules, on financial intermediaries' investment and trading incentives, which in turn shape the overall risk, efficiency, and liquidity of asset markets. His research has been published in top academic journals in finance, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Jotikasthira currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial.

Peter Kersten

Peter currently advises on Technological Innovation, Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity policy and law at the European Commission's financial services department. He leads work on the European Commission's Fintech Action Plan and Digital Finance Strategy and co-chairs the European Commission's Fintech Taskforce.

Peter has extensive experience and expertise in EU policy and regulation in a wide variety of fields, including single market, financial services, digitalisation, security, foreign policy sanctions, consumer protection as well as health and food safety. Earlier in his career, Peter was Finance Counsellor at the EU Embassy in Washington DC. He has also been a member of the private offices of the commissioner for the internal market and services and the commissioner for health and consumer protection. Peter is a consummate public speaker on EU policy in his fields of expertise and has been guest lecturer at the European University Institute in Florence, the European Law Academy in Trier and Georgetown Law. He is also Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt Law School.

Before joining the European Commission in 1996, Peter advised major corporations on EU policy and regulatory affairs. He is a Dutch national and holds double magna cum laude master degrees in European affairs and political science from the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Vijaya Marisetty

Professor Vijaya Marisetty is currently working as Fintech professor in the Financial Engineering group at the University of Twente, Netherlands and the University of Hyderabad, India. His current research focus aims to understand the role of technology interventions in addressing SDG goals. In particular, his focus is on blockchain technology and its integration with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things. He received several research grants from Ministry of Education, Government of India, Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, Synchrony IT, New York University, National Stock Exchange of India. Over the last 20 years, Prof. Marisetty has published in leading finance, accounting and economics journals and received several best paper awards. He is the recipient of Citation of Excellence award from Emerald publishers and Distinguished contribution to emerging markets research from Chartered Financial Analysts, USA. Prof. Marisetty worked as a consultant for World Bank and United Nations projects. He runs several blockchain initiatives and mentors blockchain startup companies. His co-founded startup, Inclusive Growth Chain, has received Blockchain International Hackathon Prize 2022 in Dubai. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from Monash University, Australia, and Post-Doc from Wharton Business School and Indian School of Business.

Rahul Matthan

Rahul Matthan is a technology lawyer and heads the TMT practice of Trilegal. In addition to advising clients on issues as diverse as cryptocurrency, satellite regulations, fintech and social media, he has played an active role in tech policy in the country including in relation to the country's privacy law, its spatial data infrastructure and the Unique ID law. His book - ' Privacy 3.0: Unlocking Our Data-Driven Future' - describes the evolution of privacy in India and the world and the impact that technology has had on the evolution of this fundamental human right.

He is a published author and a regular speaker across the world on matter relating to emerging technologies and the law and he writes a weekly column on the interface of law and technology entitled Ex Machina in mint, a leading national business daily. He also hosts a podcast series with the same name which picks up on many of the themes discussed in his articles and dives into them in much more detail.

Rahul now serves on the Board of Trilegal after having served for many years on the Firm’s Management Committee.

Praveena Musunuru

Praveena Musunuru is a 4th year Doctoral Student (Finance & Accounting) in IIM Visakhapatnam, India. Her research interests lie in the fields of Corporate Governance & Corporate Finance, Capital Market Regulation & Governance, Market Liquidity, Behavioural finance. She has previously worked at the State Bank of Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant & HSBC. Prior to her Ph.D., she studied MBA at IIM Visakhapatnam

Megha Patnaik

Megha Patnaik is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics & Finance, LUISS University and a research affiliate at CEPR. Her research interests include management practices, small businesses, and family ownership of firms. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2017

Elizabeth Pollman

Elizabeth Pollman is a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She teaches and writes in business law, with a particular focus on corporate governance, purpose, and personhood, as well as startups, venture capital, andentrepreneurship. She serves as a member of the Corporate Laws Committee and co-director of the Institute for Law & Economics. She practiced at Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, and clerked for Judge Raymond Fisher of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. She earned her BA and JD, with distinction, from Stanford University

Raghavendra (Raghu) Rau

Professor Rau is the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. He also holds the Gresham Chair in business at Gresham College. He is a past president of the European Finance Association, and a past editor of Financial Management. He is a founder and director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN). He also serves on the editorial boards of several journals including the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Review, among others. His research has frequently been covered by the popular press including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist.

Shubho Roy

Shubho Roy is a JSD candidate at the University of Chicago. He works in law, economics and public choice theory. Shubho's current research projects focus on international taxation, judicial delays and housing regulation. His thesis attemps to understand incentives at the state level for why cities around the world have slums. More broadly, Shubho is interested in explaining unexpected outcomes in society through the incentives created through the legal system.

Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Shubho was a researcher at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi, India. His work involved legal and policy research in financial regulation, capital control, bankruptcy, and health laws.

Shubho has an LL.B. from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and was a Clerk to a judge of the Supreme Court of India.

Renuka Sane

Renuka Sane is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. Her research interests lie in credit and bankruptcy, pensions, household finance, financial markets regulation, and the regulatory state. She is currently a member of the Task Force of Experts set up by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation to study its pension scheme. She was a member of the research team of the Bankruptcy Legislative Reforms Commission on individual insolvency. She was member of the Pension Advisory Committee of the Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority, and a member of the Working Group on personal insolvency at the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of New South Wales and holds an M.A. in Economics from Mumbai University.

Supriya Sankaran

Supriya Sankaran, co-founded Agami to catalyse ideas that serve justice. Through Agami, she works with innovators across sectors, creating platforms to holistically sense the current reality, build capacities and co-create new possibilities to serve justice. Over the past four years, Agami has played a catalytic role in advancing alternate dispute resolution, digital courts, and open AI for law in India: all to bring more changemakers into the field. Her journey with change-making and collaborative entrepreneurship began with Ashoka Innovators for the Public, where she worked closely with leading social entrepreneurs for 8 years. She also spent 5 years as a capital markets lawyer with Amarchand Mangaldas. She is a graduate of NALSAR University. She really enjoys being a parent, dancing, drinking a good cup of tea and seeing sunsets.

Rik Sen

Rik Sen is an Associate Professor in the School of Banking and Finance at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Before joining UNSW, he was an assistant professor of finance at the Hong Kong University of Science of Technology. His research is primarily in corporate finance, with a focus on corporate governance and compensation of executives and employees. He has taught courses in undergraduate programs, MBA, other Masters programs, and doctoral programs. He received my Ph.D. from New York University's Stern School of Business. He has published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He has also won several competitive research grants and received the best paper awards at various conferences.

Rajeswari Sengupta

Dr. Rajeswari Sengupta is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai, India. In the past she has held research positions at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Chennai, the Reserve Bank of India, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington D.C. She was a member of the research secretariat for the Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee (BLRC) that recommended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code for India. Her research focuses on policy-relevant, macro-financial issues of emerging market economies in general and India in particular in the fields of international finance, open economy macroeconomics, monetary policy and banking, financial markets, firm financing and national accounts measurement. She has published in reputed international journals and has also written chapters in various books published by the Asian Development Bank, G20, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), among others. Dr. Sengupta completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). She holds two previous degrees in Economics from India, a Bachelors degree from Presidency College, Calcutta and a Masters from Delhi School of Economics. Details of her work can be found here Rajeswari Sengupta!

Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah studied at IIT, Bombay and USC, Los Angeles. He has held positions at Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research (IGIDR), Department of Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Finance and National Institute for Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP). His research is at the intersection of economics, law and public administration. His second book, co-authored with Vijay Kelkar, "In service of the republic: The art and science of economic policy", featured in Bloomberg's global "2020 Best Books on Business and Leadership". His work can be accessed on his home page (http://www.mayin.org/ajayshah). He is the founder and chief editor of The Leap Blog (https://blog.theleapjournal.org/).

Anjali Sharma

Anjali Sharma is currently the Head of Strategy and Legal and Regulatory Affairs at National EGovernance Services Limited, an Information Utility under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. She has two decades of experience spanning finance, legal and public policy matters.

Rajdeep Sharma

Rajdeep Sharma is a final year Ph.D. candidate in Finance at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His research interests are International Finance, Asset Pricing, and Systemic Risk. Prior to his doctoral studies, he obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy. He has an industry experience of around 8 years across the Oil and Gas exploration, automotive, and investment banking sectors.

Ashok Pal Singh

Ashok Pal Singh is a former civil servant with over 35 years of work experience. He has been a Member of the Postal Board, the founding Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the India Post Payments Bank, Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance and Deputy Director General in the Unique Identification Authority of India. Mr Singh is associated with several public-sector reforms including:

  • Design of Aadhaar as the payment address of the individual
  • Design of the Direct Benefit Transfer program of the Government of India for disbursement of social security benefits using biometric identity & bank accounts
  • Networking of the Post Office to deliver electronic mail, banking and insurance services
  • Redesign of the Reproductive and Child Health program of India
  • Introduction of the National Child Help Line of India for emergency help to children in need
  • Design of the National Pension Scheme (NPS) which moved India from a defined benefit to a defined contribution regime
  • Opening of telecommunications in India to competition and private sector
Mr Singh consults for the World Bank, advises companies in the financial services sector, works for street children and writes on public policy. Awarded the Chevening Gurukul Scholarship for Leadership and Excellence in 2014, Mr Singh obtained a Master's in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA and a Masters in History from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi.

Dinesh Thakur

Dinesh Thakur is a Public Health Activist and the Founder of Thakur Family Foundation, Inc, a US based 501 (c) (3) organization that funds policy focused research in the areas of Public Health and Civil Liberties. Thakur is a trained Chemical Engineer who worked in the Pharmaceutical industry in the US and in India. In 2013, his complaint against India's largest drug company, Ranbaxy Laboratories was unsealed by the US Department of Justice where the company pled guilty to seven counts of criminal felony and agreed to pay fines and penalties of $500 million to the US. He is the co-author of the recently released book on The Myth of Drug Regulation in India, The Truth Pill.

Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas has studied at IIT Bombay and the University of Southern California. She has been faculty at the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research. Her research lies in the areas of finance, markets and the economy. She worked in the design of the NSE-50 ("Nifty") index and the risk management systems of the Indian equity derivatives markets. Her policy engagements with the Ministry of Finance included being a member of the Standing Council of the competitiveness of the Indian Financial Sector (2013), and the Bankruptcy Legislative Reforms Committee (2014). She led the research team that designed and drafted the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (2016) and worked with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on the organisational structure of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India and the National Companies Law Tribunal.

Yancheng Qiu

Yancheng Qiu is a Ph.D. candidate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School. His primary research interest is centered around using novel data to better understand how information and financial frictions affect credit markets and corporate behaviors. In particular, his research papers span credit risk, corporate bonds, international finance, and alternative data. He will be on the job market in the 2022-2023 academic year. Yancheng's personal web page is Yancheng Qiu.

Alexander Vadilyev

Alexander A. Vadilyev is an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Finance within the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies, and Statistics at the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). He earned his Ph.D. in Finance and Master of Finance with Distinction from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), Master of Finance from the New Economic School (Moscow, Russia), and Diploma in International Economics with Excellence from the Far Eastern National University (Vladivostok, Russia). Most of his research focuses on empirical corporate finance, with a particular interest in the interaction between the activities of firms and economy-wide transformations and a focus on international markets. He has published his work in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Critical Finance Review, and Economics Record and presented it at various conferences.

Alexander is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and a full member of the CAIA Association. He is a member of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, Financial Management Association, and Financial Research Network Australia. He also has vast experience in the investment management industry, both in Russia and Australia.

Bahram N. Vakil

Bahram N. Vakil is a Founding Partner of AZB & Partners. He was a member of the Bankruptcy Law Reform Committee (which provided and led to the implementation of the IBC) and is currently serving on a Standing Committee that proposes amendments to the IBC including a Sub-Committee to examine a new law for Financial Service Providers. He is also on a Reserve Bank of India Task Force on the Development of the Secondary Market for Corporate Loans.

Bahram has served as a member on various other high-level government committees for financial reform, foreign direct investment and securities market reform. Bahram is recognized by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and other publications as a leading lawyer for restructuring, banking & project finance in India.

Harsh Vardhan

Harsh is an independent consultant and researcher based in Mumbai. He advises companies in the financial services sector on issues of strategy, process, organisation design, etc. His research work is focused on banking, bond markets, monetary policy, etc. He serves as an independent director on the boards of two companies.

Aadhaar Verma

Aadhaar Verma is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Wilfrid Laurier University. He specializes in empirical research in the intersection of disclosures, investor preferences, and capital markets. His research primarily focuses on the capital market effects of mutual funds' portfolio disclosures. He is also interested in understanding how market participants and firms respond to analysts' earnings forecasts, and sustainable financial disclosures. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, among others. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a credit analyst at Axis Bank, one of India's largest private commercial banks and as a software engineer at Infosys.

Jingjing Wang

Jingjing Wang is currently a Ph.D. student in Accounting and Finance at University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS). Her research areas cover a wide range of topics in corporate finance and corporate governance, with a particular interest in green finance and ESG. Before joining the ULMS in 2018, Jingjing had earlier worked with EY Greater China and China Hi-Tech Group Co Ltd. for four years, gathering a wide-ranging experience in auditing, finance, strategy and M&A. Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degree from Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU) with a major in Finance. She has won several research awards, including the Best Paper Award at the SFiC Annual Conference (2022) and the Most Potential Paper Award at the IAFDS (2021).

Pradeep Yadav

Pradeep Yadav is the W. Ross Johnston Chair and Professor of Finance at University of Oklahoma. His earlier academic appointments have included UCLA, NYU, Lancaster, and Strathclyde. He serves/has served as: Chairman of the European Finance Association (2011-2016), and as its President (2004)/ Vice-President (2003); Director on Boards of several companies; Member/Chair of Advisory Boards/Committees of several academic institutions, journals, and international conferences; ''expert'' in several major legal cases; andconsultant for several financial institutions. His papers have won ''Best Paper Awards'' from NYSE, CBOT, INQUIRE, Fisher Black Memorial Foundation, and International Association of Financial Engineers. Before academia, he was in senior-level public sector management - the Indian Administrative Service - for ten years.

Yesha Yadav

Yesha Yadav's research interests lie in the area of financial and securities regulation, notably with respect to the evolving response of regulatory policy to innovations in financial engineering, market microstructure and globalization. Before joining Vanderbilt's law faculty in 2011, Dean Yadav worked as legal counsel with the World Bank in its finance, private-sector development and infrastructure unit, where she specialized in financial regulation and insolvency and creditor-debtor rights. Before joining the World Bank in 2009, she practiced from 2004-08 in the London and Paris offices of Clifford Chance, in the firm's financial regulation and derivatives group. As part of her work in the area of payments regulation, she was assigned to advise the European Payments Council on the establishment of the Single Euro Payments Area, an initiative that seeks to integrate the domestic payments markets across the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Since joining Vanderbilt, Yadav has served as honorary advisor to India's Financial Services Law Reform Commission and on the Atlantic Council's Task Force on Divergence and the Transatlantic Financial Reform and G-20 Agenda. She is a member of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission's Technology Advisory Committee and the Tennessee State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Bhargavi Zaveri-Shah

Bhargavi Zaveri-Shah is a researcher currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the National University of Singapore. Her current research interests are in the fields of financial regulation, central banks and the working of courts in India. Previously, she led the legal vertical of an interdisciplinary think tank based in Mumbai.