In an exclusive interaction with CPO Innovation, Dr. Amitabh Rajan, Chairman, RBI Services Board talks about the necessity of Institution Building for the FinTech in India and the key points Finance should focus on in order to support and grow sustainable businesses in an age of accelerating change, leveraging seismic changes in both technology and business models.
Dr. Amitabh Rajan is an Indian Administrative Service officer of Maharashtra cadre and the former Home Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. He currently heads the Reserve Bank of India Services Board as its Chairman, and is also an Independent Director in the Board of the State Trading Corporation of India.
As Maharashtra’s Home Secretary, Dr. Rajan headed “Operation X”, the hanging of the terrorist Ajmal Kasab. Dr. Rajan also gave sanction to prosecute Zabiuddin Ansari (aka Abu Jundal) in the Aurangabad Arms Haul Case, on the strength of which Abu Jundal was convicted to life imprisonment by the Special Court (MCOCA).
He has represented India in various international venues, including the 2012 Ministerial Conference of Paris Pact, where he led the Indian delegation in the absence of the Union Finance Minister. He also led the Indian delegation at SAARC summits in Pakistan (1993) and Bangladesh (1992).