Advisory Board

Anup Wadhawan

Member of Advisory Board

Anup has a PhD (1997) in economics from Duke University with a thesis on “The Time Path of Macro Variables under Alternative Structural Settings”. Prior to that he got his Masters’ degrees from the Delhi School of Economics (1985) and Duke University (1994), and a bachelor’s degree from Hindu College, University of Delhi. He has lectured extensively and written on economics, finance, regulation, public service delivery and other public policy issues.

His work experience relates to the areas of public policy, public administration, public service delivery, regulation, and international development institutions. He served in the Indian Administrative Service in UP and Uttarakhand cadres and had a three-year tenure in the World Bank.

In Government of India, he served in the Departments of Economic Affairs, Financial Services, and Commerce, and the Prime Minister’s Office, handling subjects like foreign trade, capital markets, and the banking, insurance and pensions sector. He was on the IRDAI, Bank of India and PFRDA boards. In his last assignment he was India’s Commerce Secretary. In UP and Uttarakhand his appointments ranged from magisterial and development administration positions in the field to policy making and regulatory assignments at the state level in areas like education, planning, hill development, rural development, panchayati raj, cooperatives, urban development, forests & environment, land revenue, home, vigilance and disaster management. He was Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, and Member Secretary of the Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board.

While in the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program, he worked on enhancing accountability in Water Supply, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management service-delivery through policy, institutional and utility reform. He was part of an African Development Bank team evaluating its lending to the public utilities sector in Ghana and Tanzania.

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