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Dr. Yerram Raju joins Risk Edge Advisory Board

Dr. Yerram Raju

(15 Dec 2014) Risk Edge, a global provider of Energy & Commodity Risk Solutions today announced that Dr. Yerram Raju has joined its advisory board. As an Advisory Board member, Dr. Raju will spear-head Risk Edge’s efforts to provide practical, implementable policies and solutions to its clients. He will also play a key role in liaising with various state and centre owned organizations to improve operational efficiencies, reduce risks and costs and formulate structural guidelines by improving Risk Management best practices in those organizations.

Dr. Raju is a distinguished banker-turned economist and management consultant with five decades of multi-sector experience. He has been a member of a many Working Groups for the Government of India including Working Group on Corporate Governance, Tenth Five Year Plan, Expert Group on Agriculture Indebtedness set up by the PMO 2006-07, Working Group on Capacity Building of Ports, Union Ministry of Shipping and Transport, 2008-09, Standing Advisory Committee on SMEs, RBI (2006-08) and RBI Expert Committee on Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure, (2012-13). He was also Member of the Jury for the Asia Pacific Bankers’ Congress at Manila in 2004 and 2005 on SME sector. He was a short term consultant on World Bank, GTZ, FNF, UNIDO and UNDP and permanent invitee for discussions on WTO from the UNDP.

Dr. Raju is a prolific writer with more than 500 articles published in all the leading financial dailies and leading national and international journals. He has 14 books and mimeographs to his credit. His latest book is on ‘Agricultural Banking: Getting the Perspective Right’ (2013) with a Foreword from Dr. M.S. Swaminathan. He was accredited as International Man of the Year 1991 by the International Biographical Association, Cambridge for his work in Rural Development. His areas of interest are Corporate Governance, Agriculture, SME sector, Micro Finance and Risk Management. His earlier assignments included Director of Indian Institute of Economics and Editor, Asian Economic Review, a reputed publishing window of the Institute; Senior Management Executive with the State Bank of India for nearly three decades, Professor of Economics, LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and Dean of Studies, Administrative Staff College of India for a decade. The year 2000 also saw him as Head of the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad on deputation from ASCI. Dr. Raju is a Post Graduate in Economics (1962) and has a Doctorate in Commerce and management Studies (1984).

Nitin Gupta, Founder, CEO of Risk Edge Solutions, said, “It’s a great honor to have Dr. Raju on our Board. His passion for Risk Management is well-known in the industry, and so is his contribution in the field of Economic and Risk Policy making – from Banks to Commodity companies, from MNCs to SMEs and from National level committees to International forums. With his experience and expertise in Risk Management and Policy areas, we’ll be able to deliver far better value to our clients.”

Dr. Yerram Raju said “Farmers, particularly, the small and marginal, should be enabled safe and assured marketing and price discovery mechanisms with technology as the best enabler”.

About Risk Edge Solutions:
Risk Edge is a Global Provider of Commodity Risk Management Solutions. Our Flagship Software Product, RiskEdge, is a world-class Integrated Risk Analytics Platform that meets all Risk Management related requirements for commodity companies. RiskEdge can accommodate unique commodity business processes with ease, is really Easy-to-Use because of its web-interface and is priced well within the budget for most companies. Risk Edge is based in Hyderabad, India, and has presence in 6 countries. RES team has prior experience in implementing Risk Solutions for several global, large commodity players, many of whom are Fortune 2000 companies. www.riskedgesolutions.com