Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Dr Pritam Banerjee

Dr. Pritam Banerjee brings several years of experience in the areas of economic policy, logistics operations, trade facilitation, and trade policy. He is an independent trade and logistics expert. He is currently engaged as Logistics Sector Specialist Consultant with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and is also working with the World Bank on trade facilitation issues.

Dr. Banerjee was previously Senior Director for Public Policy responsible for South Asia region for the Deutsche Post DHL Group. He had earlier served as the Head of Trade Policy, Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII), and with the World Bank in Washington, D.C., where his work focused on trade facilitation and trade policy related issues.

Dr. Banerjee is currently a member of the National Council for Trade Facilitation (NCTF), and had served as a special invitee to the Committee on Ease of Doing Business Reforms constituted under the Ministry of Commerce. He has previously served as member of the core group of the National Taskforce on Export Related Transaction Costs. Dr. Banerjee is also a member of the thought leadership committee of esteemed economists and trade professionals set up by Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI).

He serves as the Executive Member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Logistics Task Force, and had led FICCI’s interaction on Goods and Services Tax (GST)–related issues relevant to the transport and logistics sector. He has also served as guest faculty at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Foreign Services Institute (FSI), and NACIN (National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes, and Narcotics).

Dr. Banerjee has a PhD in Public Policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, and a Masters degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for International Trade and Development (CITD). He has been extensively published on issues related to international trade, regional integration, regulatory reforms, logistics and connectivity, and trade facilitation.