Ajit Pai Distinguished Expert, Economics & Finance | NITI Aayog

Ajit Pai is Distinguished Expert, NITI Aayog, where he heads Economics & Finance and oversees Public Disinvestment.  He is also Consultant to the Vice Chairperson of NITI Aayog, is the nodal officer for the Ministry of Finance, its subsidiary departments, and the Department of Public Enterprises and handles matters related to the World Bank, IFC, IMF, ADB, NDB, OECD, and the G20.

Prior to this, he had a career in the private sector including working internationally at firms like McKinsey, Lazard, Thomas Weisel Partners and Stifel Financial, the latter two as Managing Director.  He has been awarded over six years a record five #1 Starmine Awards in the Forbes/Financial Times World’s Best Analysts Survey for forecast accuracy.

Mr. Pai holds a B.Arch. from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, a M.Arch. from the Yale School of Architecture and a MBA from the Yale School of Management.  He attended Yale University as a Tata Scholar and also served as a John M Olin Fellow for research in markets and regulatory behavior.

His active interests include Architecture, Design, Anthropology, Urbanism, Planning, History, Economic Development, Sustainability, Horticulture, Finance, Technology, Travel, Real Estate, Art, Policy Development, and Governance.  He is a Member of the Indian Police Foundation, on the Advisory Board of the Future Institute, and is registered with the Council of Architecture.