Mr Prabir Sengupta, a Masters in Economics from Presidency College, Calcutta University. Mr Sengupta was a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from 1965 until 2002.
Mr Sengupta has held many important positions in the provincial Government of Assam as also in the Government of India. He has been Secretary to the Government of India on a consecutive basis in the Ministries of Industry, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Defence and Commerce. He participated in a number of bilateral and multilateral discussions as also for signing of important agreements. After his stint in Government of India, he became the Director of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, a management and research institute and was able to raise level of the Institute to 6th or 7th rank among all the Indian institutes including the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). Mr Sengupta also served as a Principal Adviser to the Confederation of Indian Industries. Mr Sengupta joined as a Distinguished Fellow in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and has been involved in issues relating to trade, energy and environment. Concurrently, Mr Sengupta holds the position of the Director of Knowledge Management Division. Mr Sengupta has also been the Chairman of MBA Programmes in TERI University.