Dr. Shubhada Rao is the Chief Economist at YES BANK. She is responsible for the Economics Knowledge Banking providing macroeconomic research outlook at the Bank. She is a member of YES Bank’s Asset and Liabilities Committee (ALCO). Shubhada brings with her over 25 years of experience in academia and industry wherein she has pioneered research design geared to facilitate business decisions.
Prior to joining YES BANK, Shubhada has worked with Kotak Institutional Equities as Chief Economist, with Bank of Baroda as Economist with Risk Management and as Head, Economic Advisory at CRISIL Advisory Services. She also served as Chief Economist with Times Bank. She began her career in banking with ICICI in their planning and treasury department after completing a PhD in Economics from the University of Mumbai.
Shubhada is an active member of the Economics Committees of Industry Associations and is a member of CII National Economic Policy Council, New Delhi, Co-Chair of Economics Committee at ASSOCHAM and a member of the Monetary Policy Group - Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). She had also served as Chairman of Economics Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry between 2009-11.