Lord Meghnad Desai
Chairman, meghnad desai academy
Lord Meghnad Jagdishchandra Desai Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Professor Lord Desai served as Lecturer of Economics at the London School of Economics since 1965 and its Professor from 1983 to 2003. He started his professional career in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, in 1963. He established the Centre for the study of Global Governance in 1992. He has been a Non-Executive Independent Director of Elara Securities (India) Private Limited since December 21, 2011. He serves as Non-Executive Director of The Indian Film Company Limited. He serves as Director of Osian's-Connoisseurs of Art Private Limited. He has been a Member of Advisory Board at IDEAglobal, Ltd. since 2006. He serves as Member of Advisory Board of Cultural Infrastructure Project of Osian's-connoisseurs of Art Private Limited. He has also published a book on the Bollywood film industry. He was created Lord Desai of St Clement Danes in 1991 and was awarded PADMABHUSHAN in 2007, Pravasi Bharatiya Puraskar (Distinguished Overseas Indian Award) in January 2004 and Bharat Gaurav by the Indian Merchants Chambers in 2002. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics in July 2005. Professor Lord Desai studied at the University of Bombay, and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of several Honorary Degrees from universities such as Kingston, Middlesex, East London, London Guildhall and Monash University, Australia.