Vijay L. Kelkar
Dr. Vijay L. Kelkar serves as a member on the IIHS board.
Vijay did his Bachelors of Engineering (BE) from the College of Engineering, Pune. He got his Masters degree from University of Minnesota and went on to do his PhD in economics from University of California, Berkeley.
Vijay, an eminent economist and academic, is known for his role in Indian economic reforms. He was the chairman of the XIII Finance Commission. He was earlier advisor to the Minister of Finance (2002-2004), IMF Executive Director (1999-2002), Finance Secretary (1998-1999), Chairman, Tariff Commission (1997-1998), Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas (1994-1997) and Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (1985-1988).
Vijay is chairperson of the National Stock Exchange of India, India Development Foundation and Forum of Federations, Ottawa. He has taught at ASCI, Hyderabad, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg and UC Berkeley.
For his long and meritorious service to the nation, Vijay was conferred with India’s second highest civilian award the Padma Vibushan in 2011.