Dr. (Mrs.) Brinda Jagirdar, is an independent consulting economist with specialization in areas relating to Banking and Economics including Agriculture Economics. She is an Independent Director on corporate boards: IDFC FIRST Bank Limited, Rane Engine Valve Limited, Rane Brake Lining Limited, Multi Commodity Exchange Clearing Corporation Limited, SBI DFHI Limited and Safex Chemicals (India) Limited. She is a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, Mumbai. She is on the Governing Council of Treasury Elite, a knowledge sharing platform for finance and treasury professionals. She is a member of the Managing Committee of the All India Bank Depositors Association of the Forum of Free Enterprise. She retired as General Manager and Head of Economic Research, State Bank of India, based at its Corporate Office in Mumbai.
As part of the Bank's Top Management team, Dr. Jagirdar's work at SBI involved leading the Department of Economic Research to track developments in the Indian and global economy and analyse policy implications for business. She was invitee to the Bank's Asset Liability Committee and to the Central Management Committee meetings. She conducted research studies on relevant issues including financial inclusion, financial stability, banking sector reforms. Dr. (Mrs.) Brinda Jagirdar was associated with the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms in India, was a member of the Planning Commission's Sub Group on Household Sector Savings for the 12th Five Year Plan and member of the Ministry of Finance Group on Deepening India's Household Financial Savings.
She was member of Banking, Finance & Economics Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce, member of the Monetary Policy Group of Indian Banks' Association and editorial committee member of the journal of the Indian Banks' Association.
She has a brilliant academic record, with a Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, M.S. in Economics from the University of California at Davis, USA, M.A. in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune and B.A. in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune. She has attended an Executive Programme at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA and a leadership programme at IIM Lucknow.
She has participated and presented papers at several seminars and conferences in India and abroad. She is regularly invited to make presentations and speak on topics relating to the economy and banking at various fora including National Institute of Bank Management, Forum of Free Enterprise, business schools and colleges. She has contributed columns in business newspapers and business journals and is frequently invited to be a panellist on TV business channels.