Ex-RBI Governor Urjit Patel Appointed AIIB Vice President

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Ex-RBI Governor Urjit Patel Appointed AIIB Vice President

Urjit Patel has been appointed as a vp of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Beijing: Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel has been appointed as a vp of the Beijing-based multilateral funding establishment Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), based on sources within the financial institution on Sunday.

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India is a founding member of AIIB with the second highest voting share after China. It is headed by former Chinese vice minister for finance Jin Liqun.

Mr Patel, 58, will probably be one of many 5 Vice Presidents of the AIIB with a three-year tenure. He is anticipated to take over his posting subsequent month.

He will succeed outgoing Vice President D J Pandian, who’s answerable for sovereign and non-sovereign lending of the AIIB in South Asia, the Pacific Islands and South-East Asia, AIIB sources instructed PTI.

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Mr Pandian, who has beforehand served because the chief secretary of Gujarat, is about to return to India later this month.

Mr Patel had taken over because the twenty fourth Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) succeeding Raghuram Rajan on September 5, 2016.

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He resigned in December, 2018 “on account of personal reasons”, saying “I have decided to step down from my current position effective immediately”.

Prior to taking on on September 6, 2016, he was a deputy governor overseeing the financial coverage division on the RBI beneath Mr Rajan and was often called his “inflation-warrior”.

Mr Patel has beforehand labored with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Boston Consulting Group and Reliance Industries amongst different organisations.

His posting to AIIB is thought to be vital as India has emerged as its greatest beneficiary by acquiring $6.7 billion funding for 28 initiatives, Mr Pandian mentioned in his farewell luncheon interplay on Saturday.

Also, the AIIB together with the Asian Development (ADB) is processing a $2 billion mortgage for India to buy COVID-19 vaccines.

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Of the $2 billion mortgage, the Manila-based ADB is anticipated to finance $1.5 billion and AIIB is contemplating offering $500 million.

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