Urjit Patel Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Career, Parents, Education, Biography & More
Urjit Patel Wiki/ Biography
We sure that, Everybody heard name Urjit Patel specially during demonetisation of all ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes held from 8th November 2016 to 30 December 2016. He is 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) who joined RBI on 4 September 2016. Urjit Patel was appointed by the NDA government and he was first choice of former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan. He was RDI Governor during demonetisation of all ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes (famously known as ₹500 and ₹1000 Notebandi).
Dr.Urjit Patel is an economist of a very high caliber with a deep and insightful understanding of macro-economic issues. On 10th December 2018, Urjit Patel resigned from Governor Post citing some personal reason but there may be other reason behind this resignation. With this, He become 4th governor of RBI in history of india who resigned from his post before his term ends on September 2019.
Before He become 24th Governor of RBI, he was working at Deputy Governor Position where he was taking care of monetary policy, economic policy research, deposit insurance, communication and Right to Information, statistics and information management & many other activity related to Deputy Governor.
Urjit Patel worked with several High Level Committees & Company at both Central and State Government level. You can checkout list of Urjit Patel position & company where Urjit Patel has served her duty.
- Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
- Executive Director, Infrastructure Development Finance Company (duration 1996 to 1997)
- President (Business Development) at Reliance Industries (duration 1997 to 2006)
- Member, Integrated Energy Policy Committee, Government of India (2004-2006)
- Non-Executive Director, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation
- Non-Executive Director, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited
- Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India (duration 11th January 2013 to 3rd September 2016)
- Governor, Reserve Bank of India (4th September 2016 to 10th December 2018)
|Real Name||Urjit Ravindra Patel|
|Date of Birth||28 October 1963|
|Profession||Economist, Banker, Consultant|
|Designation||Former RBI Governor|
|Height (approx.)||In Centimeters: 178 CM|
In Meter: 1.78 Meter
In Feet: 5 Feet 10 Iches
|Weight (approx.)||75 KG (165 lbs)|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Scorpio|
|Residence Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Educational Qualification||Doctorate in Economics|
|School||Visa Oswal Primary School, Nairobi, Kenya|
Jamhuri High School, Nairobi, Kenya
|College Name||London School of Economics|
Linacre College, Oxford
|Net Worth||Rs.25 Crore approx|
Relationship Status & Wife name
|Wife Name||not known|
|Father Name||Ravindra Patel|
|Siblings||One Younger sister live in New Jersey, US|
Brother: not known
Urjit Patel Education
Urjit Patel has completed his primary education from Visa Oswal Primary School and later at Jamhuri High School which is located in Nairobi, Kenya.
Later, to study further, he went to London School of Economics to complete Bachelor of Science in Economics. Later, he moves to UK and joined Linacre College, Oxford to pursuit Master of Philosophy in Economics. Finally, He enrolled for Yale University and completed Doctor of Philosophy in Economics in 1990.
After completing his graduation & master degree, Urjit Patel joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1990 worked on the USA, India, Bahamas and Myanmar desks at IMF till 1995 later he continue worked with many organization and achieve many honors in his life.
Urjit Patel Age – Date of Birth
Urjit Ravindra Patel is Indian economist born on 28 October 1963. As on 2018, he is 55 years old.
Urjit Patel Parents & Family Background
Urjit Patel was born in higher middle class family who ancestors belongs to Gujarat, India. Urjit Patel Father Name is Ravindra Patel who is business man running her own chemical factory named “Raxo Products Ltd” and other hand her mother help her father to manage company.
His grandfather was moved from Mahudha village in Kheda district, Gujarat to Kenya in the 20th century.
Unknown facts of Urjit Patel
- He learned Hindi & Gujarati after he moved to India.
- He lives with his mother in small apartment of Mumbai.
- He has no kids
- He had declined an offer of BRICS Bank in Shanghai.
- He is down to earth & jolley fellow.