Dr. Ajit Ranade is Group Executive President and Chief Economist with the multinational Aditya Birla Group.
He is a member of the National Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and of the Economic Policy Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is Chair of the Research Advisory Panel of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, and member of the Governing Council of Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL) of the RBI. He represents India on the Board of Governors of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a board member of the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, and chairs the Academic Council of Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics.