Dr. Sundar Ramaswamy – Catalyst Atal Incubation Centre


Dr. Sundar Ramaswamy


Dr. Sundar Ramaswamy

Vice Chancellor, KREA University

Sunder Ramaswamy is the Vice- Chancellor at Krea University. He is on leave from Middlebury College, one of the top nationally-ranked liberal arts colleges in the U.S, where he is a Distinguished College Professor of International Economics. From 2015 – 2017, he was the Officiating Director and Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Madras School of Economics (MSE, Chennai, India), one of India’s premier higher education institutes for economics. 

He currently serves as Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee of The Asia Foundation, the largest U.S. based international development non-profit organization focused on Asia; he is also the Vice-Chair and Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the American International School in Chennai (2016- present). Prior Board service includes Co-Chair, Higher Education Research Cluster (Monterey County, California; 2012-2014), Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International School of Monterey (a K-8 Public Charter International Baccalaureate School in Seaside, California, 2009-2015), the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non Proliferation (Vienna, Austria, 2011-2015), and an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, A Graduate School of Middlebury College (Monterey, California 2009- 2015).

Over the past 29 years he has held visiting positions at the Madras School of Economics (India, including a position as the Director of MSE from 2003-2005), Vanderbilt University (USA), Institute of Financial Management and Research (India), Purdue University (USA), and the World Bank (USA). He has presented his research at international conferences in Austria, Canada, China, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, and Zimbabwe. 

He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University (USA), an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics (India), and B.A. (Honors) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi (India).