Pradeep S. Mehta

CUTS International (Jaipur)
Secretary General

Pradeep S Mehta is the founder secretary general of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), one of the largest consumer groups in India, with offices in London, Lusaka, Nairobi and Hanoi. Established in 1983/84, CUTS International has now completed 22 glorious years. Mehta studied at The Scindia School, Gwalior (higher secondary), St Xavier’s College at Calcutta (B. Com) University and law at the Rajasthan University, Jaipur. Mehta serves/has served on several policy making bodies of the Government of India, related to trade, environment and consumer affairs, including the National Advisory Committee on International Trade of the Ministry of Commerce and its working groups. He chairs the Advisory Board of the South Asia Network on Trade, Economics and Environment, Kathmandu. Mehta also serves on the advisory boards of Centre Advisory & Review Group of the Research Centre on Regulation and Competition, Institute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester University, UK ; Institute for Consumer Antitrust, Loyola College, Chicago, USA ; Brains Trust of the Evian Group, Lausanne ; the OECD’s Advisory Committee for Investment in Africa, OECD, Paris ; Advisory Committee of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, New Delhi. In the past, Mehta has been an NGO Adviser to the Director General, WTO, Geneva, besides serving on the governing boards of the Life Insurance Corporation of India, Mumbai ; the International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development, Geneva and the Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi.

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