Suman Bery

  • Chief Economist
  • Shell



Mr. Suman Bery is former Country Director, India Central - IGC. Since August 2009, he has been a member of both the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, New Delhi and the National Statistical Commission, a body responsible to Indian Parliament for the quality and integrity of India’s Statistical System. He is now Chief Economist at Shell. Mr. Bery has served as Director-General (Chief Executive) of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi from January 2001 to March 2011. NCAER is one of India's leading independent policy research institutions and undertakes social science research under sponsorship from the government, private and international bodies. It is particularly known for its work on economic forecasting, household surveys, infrastructure, trade policy and human development. Prior to NCAER, Mr. Bery was with the World Bank in Washington D.C. Areas of focus included the macro-economy, financial markets, and public debt management with a focus on Latin America. From 1992-1994, on leave from the World Bank, Mr. Bery worked as Special Consultant to the Reserve Bank of India, Bombay, where he advised the Governor and Deputy Governors on financial sector policy, institutional reform, and market development and regulation. In addition to serving on numerous government committees, Mr. Bery has served as an independent (non-executive director) on the board of State Bank of India, India’s largest commercial bank. Mr. Bery completed his undergraduate work at Magdalen College, Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (First Division) and holds a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. See below for a series of presentations and articles authored by Mr. Bery.