Yaga Venugopal Reddy
Yaga Venugopal Reddy is an IAS officer who served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (2003-2008), and is Chairman of the 14th Finance Commission. He is credited with saving the Indian banking system from the sub-prime and liquidity crisis of 2008. He was Executive Director, International Monetary Fund; Chairman, Bank for International Settlements, Asian Consultative Council (ACC); Chairperson of SAARCFINANCE; Secretary (Banking) in Ministry of Finance, and Principal Secretary Government of Andhra Pradesh. His publications include India and The Global Financial Crisis: Managing Money and Finance, and its sequel Global Crisis, Recession and Uneven Recovery. In 2010, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.