Dr. Atindra Sen was chief executive of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India’s oldest business organization with a membership of 4300. During his leadership, he sharply increased the Chamber’s membership, raised its profile in Indian government and civil society circles and pioneered a program of social media communications, expanding the Chamber’s reach and influence. Dr. Sen strengthened the Chamber’s advocacy activities by growing its research capabilities and launched a quarterly journal examining economic and financial issues.
His principal focus as Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive was to expand India’s trade and investment in global markets. He has also focused extensive attention to India’s trade relations with its immediate neighboring nations, including Pakistan.
Dr. Sen specializes in the area of corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility, banking and finance, foreign direct investment and India’s new competition laws. A recent focus has been on the retail trade and agribusiness sectors.
Dr. Sen began his professional life as a banker but soon switched to the public sector joining the prestigious Indian Administrative Service. He served in various important positions in both state and central governments. His areas of specialization and expertise included education and training, civil service reform, agriculture, urban administration and international trade and commerce.
He has been a member of various Review Missions of the Indian government, focusing on trade in education services and human resources.
Dr. Sen also has substantial experience as an academic and researcher in economics in India and the U.S. In the U.S., he has held faculty positions in a number of institutions, the last being the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio. His international teaching experience included a Visiting position at Seoul University.
Dr. Sen continues is a frequent speaker in training programs for India’s premier civil services on economic management in government and the need for extensive civil service reforms. He also does pro bono work through his non–profit organization based in Kolkata.
Dr. Sen was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and at the Delhi School of Economics from where he obtained a Master’s degree in Economics. He holds a second Master’s degree in Economics and a Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University. He was a SPURS Fellow in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
He resides in Mumbai, India.