- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Prime interests: Agriculture, SMEs, Banking and Finance, Corporate Governance, Environment and Social Development
Academic and Professional Career:
YERRAM RAJU B is a PhD (1984) in Commerce and Management Studies from Andhra University and a Post-graduate in Economics (1962) from Sri Venkateshwara University. After a couple of years of corporate experience in textile industry, he joined the State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer (1966) where he took retirement in 1994 as Assistant General Manager. He joined Administrative Staff College of India (1994) where he retired in 2001 as Dean of Studies. He went on deputation to the LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie during 1990,1991, as Professor and Head, Economics Department. He was Head of Institute of Public Enterprise, 1999 on deputation from ASCI and was also the Director, Indian Institute of Economics, and Editor, Asian Economic Review in 2005-06. He was Regional Director, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, Wilmington (De), Hyderabad Chapter from 2006-13.
Dr. Raju was short term consultant on Agriculture, SME sector, Governance and Risk Management with several state governments and Union Government, UNIDO, and World Bank during the last twenty years. He is Founder-Director, Telangana Industrial Health Clinic ltd (2017- till now).
Author: He is author of fifteen books, of which, four are on small enterprises, over 2000 articles in popular financial dailies, and twenty-five research papers. He was International Man of the Year from International Biographical Centre, Cambridge,1991-92 and won the Teacher of Teachers’ Award, 2008. 'Roots to Fruits - The Journey of a Development Banker' was his last book.
Digital Transformation at UK Department of Health - CAPE Policy Fellow, CSaP, University of Cambridge, UK, UK Department of Health
Diane has nearly 15 years’ experience leading digital initiatives and transformation programmes in the public, private sectors, international and mission-driven organisations.
She is a Digital transformation and organisational agility expert. She is passionate about creating positive social impact through designing, implementing digital strategies, whilst developing and testing system change frameworks that foster the development of sustainable digital capability.
Diane is French and Mexican, she’s started her career as a journalist and European correspondent for the Mexican Association of Journalists. She then joined the Telecommunications industry where she led on the development of innovative digital health experiments and various multi-million pound nation-wide transformational programmes, respectively in France (SFR-Vodafone) and the UK (EE-British Telecom). She enriched her portfolio of experience by transferring her knowledge and expertise from the private sector to International Organisations (World Economic Forum) and NGOs (Ashoka Foundation, British Heart Foundation, Blockchain Climate Institute), whilst fostering public-private-academic collaborations, which she highly values and nurtures. With a similar approach to her work, drawing on academic knowledge and private sector best practices, she is now part of the Digital Strategy and Policy unit at the UK Government Department of Health, where she is responsible for advising on digital transformation and agile capability building strategies across the healthcare system.
Diane has an academic background in Law from Paris II Pantheon ASSAS, a Bachelor in Entrepreneurship (Bsc.) from the Paris Chamber of Commerce Business School, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Paris School of Graduate Management, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
She is currently pursuing an Executive Doctorate in Public Affairs (EDPA) with the University Paris Dauphine, and was selected in April 2022 CAPE Policy Fellow with the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge, UK.