Board of Patrons

Rajiv Luthra

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Rajiv K. Luthra, who pursued his degree of LLB with a specialization in courses such as corporate structuring and negotiations, is the Founder & Managing Partner of Luthra & Luthra Law Offices – one of the largest law firms in India. He has over 25 years of experience in advising clients on a wide range of commercial transactions including infrastructure projects in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and People ’s Republic of China, Nepal and Nigeria. In addition, he has successfully handled various disinvestment, privatization and restructuring assignments and has worked on some of the largest mergers in Indian corporate history. He has also been appointed by the Government of India on the drafting of several rules and regulations. Further, he has to his credit, a number of publications in various national and international professional journals and magazines. 

Jagdish Bhagwati

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Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati is an Indian-born American economist who is currently a University Professor of Economics and Law at Columbia University. Bhagwati, who is notable for his research in international trade and for his advocacy of free trade, presently serves on the Academic Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch (Asia) and also on the Board of Scholars of the Centre for Civil Society. He is a Senior Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. Bhagwati has previously served as an external advisor to the Director General of the World Trade Organization in 2001, as a special policy advisor on globalization to the United Nations in 2000, and as an economics policy advisor to the Director-General of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. 


In 2006, he served as a member of the Panel of Eminent Persons who reviewed the work of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Moreover, he has also been a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Jagdish Bhagwati was the fictional winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and also has the Padma Vibhushan in his name.