Director, External and International Relations,
Director, Center for Research & Consultancy (CRC)
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Prior to joining academics at UD in 1997, Dr. Rao served State Bank of India – a premiere commercial bank in India in various Managerial roles for 15 + years. He passed the coveted Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Level 1 examination in June 2000 conducted by the CFA Institute (formerly Association of Investment & Management Research – AIMR) USA. He is an active professional member of Financial Management Association (FMA) International – USA and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) – USA.
Dr. Rao is an active researcher in the areas of Investments, Bank Management, ALM, Corporate Finance, Stability of Emerging Financial Markets, Derivatives, Enterprise Risk Management and Efficiency of Financial Services Firms. He has more than dozen research publications in refereed international financial journals. Dr. Rao is currently teaching Strategic Management and finance specialization courses to BBA students.