Ajit Pai Chairman, Delhi Urban Art Commission

Ajit Pai is Chairman, Delhi Urban Art Commission, and Strategy Lead Partner for Government and Public Sector at EY’s Strategy and Transactions group.

Prior to this, he was Distinguished Expert, NITI Aayog, where he headed Economics & Finance, oversaw Public Disinvestment and Public Enterprises., was Consultant to the Vice Chairperson, and handled matters related to the World Bank, IFC, IMF, ADB, NDB, OECD, and the G20.

Previously, 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, Policy, and Governance.  He is on the Advisory Board of the Future Institute, and is registered with the Council of Architecture.