Centre Director and Associate Professor
Dr P R Madhusoodanan is a senior faculty member and Director in the Centre for Economics and Finance at ASCI. He holds his Master’s Degree in Economics and Econometrics and PhD in Financial Economics.
At ASCI, Dr Madhusoodanan is responsible for training programs, consulting projects and research in areas, namely Financial Institutions and Markets, Investments, Financial Services, Macroeconomics, International Finance, and Country and Sovereign Risk Management. He has directed a number of capacity building programs for Senior Civil Servants, senior officers from the Reserve Bank of India, other Apex Financial Institutions, Banks and PSUs. He has also advised various Central Government Ministries and State Government Departments on different policy matters. He also supports long-duration programs of ASCI.
Dr Madhusoodanan began his career as an Economist in the Research & Planning Division of the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) in Mumbai, which is an Apex body of Government of India for promoting international trade and investments. As an economist, he worked in areas such as, Sovereign Risk; Global Trade, Capital Flows and Investments; Country Macroeconomic and Financial Profiles; and Country and Regional Analyses. He authored the Exim Bank’s Occasional Papers, Working Papers and was also responsible for the Bank’s many think-tank initiatives. He represented the Bank in various international and national policy discussions, interactions and meetings.
Dr Madhusoodanan, later, moved to the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC Bank Plc.) to head the Division of Country and Sovereign Risk Management. The Division was involved in thorough financial, macroeconomic and regulatory risk analyses of Asia-Pacific economies including India to assess the credit worthiness, to provide internal ratings and also to set cross-border and in-country exposure limits for the Bank at the global level. The Division was also involved in the preparation of regular analytical reports and updates on global financial and economic risks, stress testing, early-warning and scenario building. Apart from being a line manager for the Division, he had been a key person to interact with senior stake holders of HSBC, which included the CEOs from UK, Hong Kong and other Asia-Pacific countries, in order to finalise sovereign risk assessments and exposure limit settings. He was also responsible for presenting global risk development updates to country heads across the HSBC group. During his tenure with HSBC, he served in the Bank’s Head Office in London and Regional Office in Hong Kong.
In academia, he associated with reputed B-Schools and the Institute of Eminence (IoE) by the Ministry of Education (formerly HRD Ministry).
He has a number of national and international policy as well as academic research publications in his credit and indexed in ABDC and Scopus.
He is a member of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF), Mumbai.
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