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Economist

Nitin Dayalji Desai, Indian, Swiss economist, international organization official.

Background

Desai, Nitin Dayalji was born on July 5, 1941 in Bombay. Son of Dayalji M. and Shantaben Desai.

Education

Elphinstone College, Bombay University, 1958-1962, Bachelor of Arts (Honours). London School of Economic & Pol Science(s), 1962-1965, Master of Science Economic. Spoken languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati.

Career

Economics lecturer Liverpool (England) University, 1965-1967, Southampton (England) University, 1967-1970. Consultant Tata (India) Economic Consultancy Services, 1970-1973. Consultant, adviser Planning Commission Government of India, 1973-1985, senior adviser Brundtland Commission, 1985-1987, special secretary Planning Commission, 1987-1988, secretary, chief economics adviser Minister of Finance, 1988-1990.

Deputy secretary general of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development United Nations, Geneva, 1990-1992, undersecretary general for policy coordination and sustainable development New York City, 1993-1997, undersecretary general for economic and social affairs, 1992—2003. Special advisor of secretary-general for Internet governance United Nations World Summit on Information Society, Geneva, since 2003. Distinguished visiting fellow London School of Economics and Political Sciences, 2003—2004.

Membership

Member: Delhi Gymkhana, New Delhi. Bombay Cricket Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    International economics, development policy, technology issues, environment. Reading history and science.

Connections

Married Aditi Gupta, April 28, 1979. Children: Kartikeya, Nandan.

father:
Dayalji M.

mother:
Shantaben Desai

spouse:
Aditi Gupta

child:
Kartikeya Desai

child:
Nandan Desai