Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd., India’s largest private sector shipping company and one of the leading maritime and shipping companies in the world, has announced the appointment of Mr. Urjit Patel as an additional and independent director.
Mr. Patel was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from September 2016 to December 2018. Before serving as the governor of the central bank, Patel was the deputy governor in charge of monetary policy.
GE Shipping has stated that Mr. Patel has been appointed Chairman of the Governing Body of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. He serves on the Investment Advisory Committee of the Army Group Insurance. Prior to public service he had worked in the private sector for about fifteen years.
Patel started his professional career at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He has also been a consultant to the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.