Dr Hannan Ezekiel has had a distinguished and varied career as a professional economist, public speaker, teacher/trainer, writer/editor and business & economic consultant. Currently, he continues to be active in all of these fields.

Dr Ezekiel has acted as consultant to various international bodies such as the FAO, UNDP, UNCTAD, G-24, USAID, CIDA, the Ford Foundation and the Sri Lanka Presidential Commission on Banking and Finance.

In India, positions that Dr Ezekiel has held include:

  • Chief Economic Consultant to Tata's
  • Editor of The Economic Times

Internationally, positions he has held include:

  • Chief of the Financial Studies Division in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.
  • Coordinator of Food Aid Research at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C.
  • Professor of Economics, York University, Toronto, Canada

Dr Ezekiel is a dynamic and powerful public speaker and a passionate teacher and management trainer. Both in public speaking and in writing, he has a high reputation for lucid presentation of important and thought-provoking ideas. Personally and professionally, Dr Ezekiel is seen by many as a man of high integrity and deep, visionary thinking.

In the International Monetary Fund, Dr Ezekiel rose rapidly to the position of Division Chief and worked as an active member of the Working Party, which developed the scheme for the creation of Special Drawing Rights as a new instrument of international liquidity. He has presented testimony before committees of both houses of the U.S. Congress.

During the six years he was in the IMF, he had six papers published in IMF Staff Papers. He is the author of four books and a large number of articles in academic journals and collections of essays incorporated in books as well as innumerable articles in newspapers and magazines.

He managed Tata Economic Consultancy Services in its initial years with vision, achieving both profitability and a reputation for high quality.

As Editor of The Economic Times he established new standards of financial journalism.  Earlier, when The Economic Times started, he was Senior Assistant Editor of the paper and wrote a daily column on money, banking and finance in addition to his other activities in the new paper.