Friday, September 26, 2008

Yerram Raju

"Livelihood creation, and not mere wage employment opportunities, will be the driver for employment."

Yerram Raju, Regional Director, PRMIA, Hyderabad (

January 29, over lunch
September 26, 2008, 4 pm

1 comment:

Murali said...

About Yerram...

Dr. Yerram Raju Behara is a distinguished banker-turned economist and management consultant, currently holding the position of Director (Projects & Research), Development and Research Services Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi and formerly Director of Indian Institute of Economics and Editor, Asian Economic Review, a reputed publishing window of the Institute. His earlier occupations included Senior Management Executive with the State Bank of India for nearly three decades, Professor of Economics, LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and Dean of Studies, Administrative Staff College of India for a decade. The year 2000 also saw him as Head of the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad on deputation from ASCI. He was Member, Advisory Committee on SSIs and SMEs, Reserve Bank of India in 2006. He is a Special Invitee-Member of the Expert Committee on Agricultural Indebtedness set up by the PMO (2006-07). He served on the Boards of a voluntary organization, a Local Area Bank and a couple of software companies. He was a Member of the Jury for Asia-Pacific Banking Awards for the years 2004 and 2005, Manila. He is also currently the Regional Director of PRMIA-Washington?s Hyderabad Chapter. Dr. Raju is a prolific writer with more than 500 articles published in all the leading financial dailies and leading national and international journals. He has seven books and mimeographs to his credit. He addressed several national and international forums, notable among them being: Global Development Network, Bonn (1999); Asia Pacific SME Development Forum, Kuala Lumpur (2003); Asia Pacific Bankers? Congress, Manila on Risk Management at Manila (2004, 2005) and participated in the Round Table on Risk Management at the Risk Management Conference at Geneva (December 2005). He was accredited as International Man of the Year 1991 by the International Biographical Association, Cambridge for his work in Rural Development. His areas of interest are Corporate Governance, Agriculture, SME sector, Micro Finance and Risk Management. He is also a Sustaining Member of the Professional Risk Management International Association, Washington and Member of the Standing Advisory Committee of the Reserve Bank of India on SMEs and SSI sectors for the year 2006-07. He was consultant to the World Bank, UNIDO and UNDP on SME sector and WTO issues during the last ten years. IIBF, SMERA, IL&FS, SIDBI and IDBI Bank seek his advice regularly. His seminal work has been in the formulation of the SME Development Bill (not in the shape the ACT has come out), rehabilitation of SMEs, and Risk Management in the Financial Sector.

Areas of Interest / Profession:
Academic Research,Alternative Investments,Asset / Liability Management (ALM),Basel II,Commodities,Consulting,Corporate Risk (Non-Financial),Country / Political Risk,Credit Risk,Currency / FX Risk,Derivatives,Enterprise Risk Management,Financial Engineering,Market Risk,Operational Risk,Traditional Asset Management,Trading / Capital Markets,Training Courses,VaR,Government / Public Sector Risk,Emerging Markets,ABS / Securitization,Financial Risk,Fixed Income,Integration of Risk Measures,Project Management