Mr Pradeep S. Mehta (58) is the founder Secretary General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), a leading economic policy research, advocacy and networking non-governmental group in India, with offices in London, Nairobi, Lusaka and Hanoi. He has studied commerce at the Calcutta University and law at the Rajasthan University, Jaipur.
Mehta serves on several policy-making bodies of the Government of India, related to trade, environment and consumer affairs, and is currently advising the Commerce & Industry Minister of India. He has also served as an NGO Adviser to the WTO Director General, Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi. He chairs the advisory committee of the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu. In the past, he has served on the governing boards of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD); Geneva, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Mumbai; Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi and on the Global Policy and Campaigns Committee on Economic Issues of Consumers International, London.
A prolific writer, gifted speaker, skilled trainer and organiser in the social science field, Mehta has been named as one of the 30 most famous columnists in India by a leading newspaper in India. He has published/edited several books and papers on trade, investment, competition and development.
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