Dr Amarendra Sahoo
Dr Amarendra Sahoo, Chairman Atom Technologies Ltd, Professor and Consultant
based at Pune, has been Belpay India Managing Director. Belpay headquartered at
Brussels is in Business to Business Payments and offers comprehensive solutions to
risk management. He is Vice President Cambridge Global Partners, an international
strategy and business consultancy on risk management. He was Consultant to HCL
Dr Sahoo was a veteran central banker and sound academic with over three decades
experience in public policy in India and abroad. He was Chief General Manager and
Regional Director of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Dean Academics and Professor
Finance, IMT Ghaziabad, Secretary General Apparel Export Promotion Council, World
Bank Consultant at Washington D.C.
During his association with the RBI, Dr. Sahoo held many administrative and policy
framing posts. He is a leading expert on bank regulation and supervision having
interacted with the monetary authorities of Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Korea.
He was involved with the team negotiating on Financial Services in the India-Singapore
Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), a member of World Bank's
Supervision Mission on Financial Sector Development Project. As the head of RBI in
North East, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand, he was responsible for creating a robust
payment system infrastructure in the regions.
Dr. Sahoo was nominee Director on Boards of State Bank of Patiala, Gramin
Banks, State Finance Corporation, Sikkim Bank Ltd, with sound global experience in
bank regulation and supervision. He represented India in Asian and Pacific Regional
Agri Credit Association meets at Malaysia and Philippines. He was Member Secretary
of Financial Sector Plan for the North East India, coordinator of the High Level
delegation to study financial and corporate restructuring at Thailand and Korea in the
aftermath of the East Asian crisis and helped formulating the stressed asset resolution
framework in India..
As Dean Academics at IMT, Dr. Sahoo chaired the Post Graduate committees,
Curriculum Revision Group, Faculty Development and Appraisal Committee and
collaborated with Kellogg-IMT Internship, Case Western, Elon Universities, USA,
Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), France, ISS Germany and Copenhagen B
Dr. Sahoo holds a Ph. D. in Economics from IIT, Bombay for his work on Financial
Market and Structure of Interest rates, Masters from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New
Delhi and Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, USA (as RBI Golden
Jubilee Scholar). He participated in the leadership and corporate excellence programme
at Kellogg School of Management. He has a number of publications to his credit on
areas, such as, economics, corporate finance, banking, agriculture credit, etc.