International Advisory Team


Badri Narayanan

Badri Narayanan is an economist, with three affiliations currently: Research Economist at the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; Visiting Scientist, School of Environmental and Forestry Sciences, University of Washington-Seattle; Consultant, Global Economics Research, McKinsey & Company. His broad research interests lie in the area of trade policy modeling in relation to industrial, labor, energy/environmental and health issues, both from economic and inter-disciplinary perspectives, employing a variety of quantitative models. He has published three books and dozens of research papers in reputed journals, books and other outlets and presented his research in several countries across the world. Read more


Srimanta Mohanty

Srimanta is a social scientist with over 18 years of research and executive management experience in Canada and overseas. In addition to holding his doctoral degree, he holds an M.A. from the University of Western Ontario (Canada), Masters

Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University (Canada), Master of Law in Population Sciences from Beijing University (China), Master of Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences (India), and M.A. (Statistics) from Utkal University (India). Read more


Sanchita Chatterjee

Sanchita Chatterjee has over 15 years of experience in policy research and analysis – drafting strategy, conducting research and, providing analysis, advice and assistance to different kinds of organisations, policymakers, the private sector and trade negotiators on relevant trade, investment, economic and social issues.

As of March 2016, Sanchita’s recent trade, economic and social policy-related assignments include gender relations and factory productivity in textile firms in India, designing a survey-based project of publishing industry and booksellers, and barriers faced by small, medium and large Read more


RM Sankar

He is a Graduate in Business Administration and Law, post Graduate in Commerce and Business Administration.  He is a business analyst, trainer, consultant and researcher. With 36 years of rich  Experience spanning premier Management academic institution, Indian multinational company, country’s premier textile research institute, he has all-round experience in policy research, Business Process Improvement (For a US multinational machinery manufacturing company and an Indian textile major) marketing system development, Organisational restructuring, Inter-firm comparison of financial performance, assets evaluation, techno-economic feasibility, scientific selection and recruitment, employee optimisation, company-wide implementation of corporate planning, macro-business and policy environment Read more