Dr. Rafiq Dossani

Dr. Dossani is responsible for directing the South Asia Initiative of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. A specialist on sectoral policy reform, he has advised the Indian government on telecommunications, venture capital, energy, and rural access to information technology.

Dr. Dossani’s research interests include South Asian security, and financial, technology, and energy-sector reform in India. He is currently undertaking projects on political reform, business process outsourcing, innovation and entrepreneurship in information technology in India, and security in the Indian subcontinent. His most recent books are India Arriving, published in 2007 by AMACOM Books/American Management Association, Prospects for Peace in South Asia (co-edited with Henry Rowen), published in 2005 by Stanford University Press, and Telecommunications Reform in India, published in 2002 by Greenwood Press.

Prior to joining Stanford University, Dossani worked for the Robert Fleming investment banking group, first as CEO of its Indian operations and later as head of its San Francisco operations. He has also been the chairman and CEO of a stockbroking firm on the OTCEI exchange in India, the deputy editor of Business India, India’s largest circulating businesss magazine, and a professor of finance at Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Dossani holds a BA in economics from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, India; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India; and a PhD in finance from Northwestern University.