Y.R.K. Reddy, an international advisor and
speaker, founded Yaga Consulting Pvt. Ltd., in 1996, establised the Academy of
Corporate Governance, India and initiated The SOE Forum, France.( www.thesoeforum.org )
His professional work spans 40 countries particularly in corporate
governance policy and capacity building (Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, UAE, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe).
His writings include about 200 featured
Columns in the Financial Express, about 80 published and presented papers
and books, written and edited, published by Wiley Eastern, Tata McGraw-Hill,
Vikas Publishing, and Spade Publications.
He has been a resource person, among others, to IFC – Washington/ The World Bank Group, International Corporate
Governance Network - London, OECD - Paris, African Development Bank, the
Commonwealth Secretariat – London; Asian Development Bank, ILO,
Southern African Development Community, Joint Africa Initiative, Eastern
Caribbean Forum, EU Funding Agencies and a host of government agencies,
SOEs, regulators and Corporations. He has been a Peer Reviewer for GCGF/
IFC, rendering critique and suggestions on Corporate Governance codes and
scorecards for countries such as Maldives,
Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Romania,
Philippines, Azerbaijan (twice), Sri Lanka, Zambia,
Malawi and Greece.
He was an non-executive / independent Director for the steel major SAIL; Info Tech Enterprises Ltd (Cyient LTD.); Dynam Venture East and Lumley Technology (of Australia) apart from the Indian Institute of Economics. He is on the Advisory Board of Arguden Governance Academy, Istanbul, India Public Policy Centre, New Delhi; Transecure Solutions and an Associate of The Boardroom Practice Ltd, Auckland. He has also been connected with the non-profit sector including as International Board member and Treasurer, Aide-et-Action, Paris/Geneva.
He was earlier ONGC-Chair
Professor of Strategic Management and Chairman of HR Area at Administrative
Staff College of India which he served for over 13 years in two stints; a functional head in internationally invested large firms in
manufacturing and banking (corporate-level General Manager / Vice President)
in two stints – before taking to independent work in Nov 1996.
He has been a Member of the OECD`s Asian and
South African Networks for SOEs. Earlier, he was a Member of the Commonwealth Advisory Group
on Corporate Governance in Finance Sector; Member of Advisory Group to the
Eastern Caribbean Forum for Corporate Governance; Member of the
Commonwealth Expert Review Group relating to corporate governance,
contributor to ICGN-London’s yearbook and conferences, contributor to
Chartered Secretaries International Association’s Conferences. He has
also assisted the Government of India; Government of Andhra Pradesh, RIAB-
Government of Kerala, the Planning Commission, the Central Vigilance
Commission, and the Reserve Bank of India as a member of committees
and/or as an advisor/consultant at different points.
He has Masters degrees specializing in Personnel Management from Andhra University; Masters (with an elective in Finance) from the Leeds University, UK and a PhD on econometric Analysis of Strike Activity from Andhra University (with initial work in the UK and Germany).
He was a Research Fellow at Fredreich Ebert Stiftung-Bonn (1979) and
Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics (1989).