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Prof. R.Vaidyanathan

Prof. R.Vaidyanathan

Prof. R.Vaidyanathan

Professor and Advisor
Finance & Control,
Retd.IIM Faculty

Dr. R. Vaidyanathan, a retired Professor of Finance from IIM Bangalore, holds an illustrious academic background. He graduated from Loyola College, Madras, and completed his Master's degree at the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. He earned his Doctorate from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, where he also served as a faculty member for four years.

Dr. Vaidyanathan boasts a distinguished career, having been honored twice as a Fulbright scholar and recognized as a Fellow of ICSSR. He has held visiting faculty positions at esteemed universities in the USA and UK. His expertise led to his selection as one of the top ten professors across all IIMs by Business Today.

Beyond academia, Dr. Vaidyanathan's influence extends to regulatory committees, including SEBI, RBI, IRDA, and PFRDA. He serves as a consultant to numerous organizations and holds positions on various corporate boards.

His outstanding contributions to the field have earned him prestigious awards, such as the Life Contribution Award from the Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) and KYBO LIFE in 2019. Dr. Vaidyanathan is a renowned author, with notable books like "India Uninc- Role of Non-corporate Sectors in India," which explores Indian and Asian value systems, and "Black Money and Tax Havens," acclaimed by experts. His latest work, "Caste as Social Capital," has garnered acclaim in the market.

Dr. Vaidyanathan's advisory roles include positions on the Advisory Council of Vivekananda International Foundation (VA) and membership on the "National Security Advisory Board" under the National Security Council. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at AURO University in Surat and holds the Cho. S. Ramaswamy Chair Professorship in Public Policy at Sastra University. He is also an Emeritus adjunct professor of Rashtriya Raksha University [RRU] an institution of national importance at Ahmedabad.