Ashok Gulati is the Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).
Dr. Ashok Gulati has M.A. and Ph.D. from Delhi School of Economics. He is an eminent Indian agricultural economist and a former Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), Government of India (2011-2014). He is currently also on the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX).
He was Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for more than 10 years (2001-2011) and worked as a Chair Professor NABARD at Institute of Economic Growth (1998-2000). Prior to that, he was Director/Chief Economist, Agriculture and Rural Development at National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) from 1991 to 1997.
Dr. Gulati has been deeply involved in policy analysis and advice in India. He was the youngest member of the Economic Advisory Council of Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee; Member of the Economic Advisory Council of the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Member of the State Planning Board of Karnataka.
For his contributions to the field, the President of India honored him with "Padma Shri” award in 2015. Dr. Gulati has 15 books to his credit on Indian and Asian Agriculture, besides numerous research papers in national and International Journals. He has been a prolific writer in leading news papers in India, with his current column "From Plate to Plough" in the Indian Express and Financial Express.