Experts' profiles - Pavan Sukhdev
Pavan Sukhdev
Pavan Sukhdev, a senior banker at Deutsche Bank, is currently on secondment to the United Nations Environmental Programme to lead the agencys Green Economy Initiative. This initiative includes The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity study (TEEB), the Green Economy Report, and the Green Jobs report.

Pavan brings extensive experience from finance, economics and science to TEEB and the Green Economy Initiative. He has already shown himself to be a financial innovator. As a career banker, he continues to be Chairman of Deutsche Banks Global Markets Centre Mumbai (GMC Mumbai). During his career with Deutsche Bank he has also had roles as head of their Global Markets division in India, Chief Operating Officer for the Banks Asian Global Markets business based in Singapore, head of the Money Markets division for Global Markets Asia, and then Global Markets Asia-Pacific (including Japan and Australia); and in London, he was Chief Operating Officer for the Banks Global Emerging Markets division, which covers all markets business in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Pavan was instrumental in the evolution of Indias currency and interest rate and derivatives markets from 1993 till 1998. He was a member of several Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committees for the development of Indias financial markets, including the Sodhani Committee on Foreign Exchange Markets. In 1997 he co-founded FIMMDA, Indias association for fixed income markets, money markets and derivatives. He championed the introduction into India of the Overnight Index Swap (OIS), which is today Indias most liquid traded interest rate swap instrument.

Further information on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study and The Green Economy Initiative can be found at http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/
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