Dr. Rakesh Guglani, Professor Finance
Ph. D., M. S. (Insurance), MBA (Banking & Finance), M. A. (Economics), CAIIB PGD (Financial Management), Diploma in Commodity Derivatives for BankersProfessor (Finance)

Profile Summary
Profile Summary 

Dr. Rakesh Guglani is Professor (Finance). He received his Doctorate in Economics with special areas of focus in Financial Economics, Commodity Derivatives and Risk Management from Panjab University, Chandigarh. His has attained computer skills in C++, Developer 2000 and PeopleSoft ERP in Finance along with Lotus SmartSuite, MS Office, RDBMS and SQL. He has obtained NCDEX Commodity Certification and NCFM Certification in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management. He has also qualified Harvard ManageMentor Program of Harvard University. He is Certified Risk and Insurance Manager after completing M. S. (insurance). He has done M. A. Economics, PGDFM, DCDB, MBA (Banking and Finance) and CAIIB. Prior to joining Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Dr. Rakesh was associated with NABARD for more than 28 years, where he acquired professional experience in Bancassurance, Credit Appraisal, Project Finance and Management, Financial Regulation, Risk based Bank Supervision, Risk Management, Infrastructural Development Project Appraisal, Finance and Management, Financial Innovation, Economic Analysis and Research, Micro Credit, Financial Modelling, Corporate Finance, Social Responsibility and Governance, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Cooperative Business Modelling, Rural Industrialization, Entrepreneurship Development and Human Resources Development.

His Ph. D Thesis entitled, ‘Hedging Mechanism for Farm Products through Commodity Exchanges in India’ enlightens on the risk management strategies which would facilitate the farmers in general and producers’ organizations in particular in processes of price discovery, dissemination and risk management by participating in pan-India commodity exchanges like NCDEX and MCX. The study suggests that in view of the possibility of oscillations in the emerging markets, efforts may be made to strengthen the hedging mechanism, which will help in safeguarding the economic fortunes of the vulnerable segments of the peasantry particularly the small and marginal farmers accounting for the preponderant majority.

Some of his contributions are:

Emerging Challenges of Financial Regulation in Short-term Cooperative Credit Structure;

Globalization and Economic Asymmetries : An Overview of Indian Agriculture in International Trade;

Ethics in Corporate Governance in Cooperative Banks
Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility in Cooperative Financial Institutions in India;

Commodity Review and Analysis;

Potential Linked Credit Plans and State Focus Papers;

Producers’ organizations, Farmers’ and SHG Federations,

Producers’ Companies and Financial Inclusion Model,

Financial Modelling

Corporate Planning, Credit Appraisal and Management, Ground Level Priority Sector Lending Monitoring

28 years in NABARD – Providing training and skill development to educated rural unemployed youth for taking up self-employed ventures; Associated with Govt. sponsored self-employment SHG ventures; Financial Innovations and Products Development, Business Processes Engineering for Cooperatives and Regional Rural Banks; Farmers’ Federations, Producers’ Companies, Self Help Promotion Federations, Draught and their Impacts on Agriculture and Credit Institutions, Decentralized Credit Planning, Planning Credit Support for Rural Development, Credit needs of the Rural Poor, Crop productivity and Role of NABARD; Association with NABARD Consultancy Organization (NABCONS), Rural Infrastructure Development Projects, Evaluation and Impact Studies, Risk Management and Innovative Credit Dispensation Strategies;
Research & Publication 
Bridging Socio-economic and Cultural Fissures -A Case Study on Critical Infrastructure in Rural Karnataka of India;
Agricultural Risks and Coping Mechanism – A Case Study for two districts of Karnataka;
Emerging Issues of Corporate Governance in Short-term Cooperative Credit Structure;
Socio-economic and Political Dimensions of Empowering Rural Women in Haryana;
Consultancy & MDPs 
Active Association with NABARD Consultancy Organization (NABCONS) for Project Financing, Monitoring and Impact Evaluation, Preparation of Credit Plans, Comprehensive District Plans, Pilot Project for Augmenting Crop Productivity of Lead Crops; Village Development Programmes, Technology Transfer and Skill Development of the Rural Educated Unemployed Youth; Rural Non-Farm Sector Development;
Area of Interest 
Financial Engineering and Risk Management; Financial Innovations and Product Development, Financial Modelling, Bancassurance, Project Finance and Management, Credit Appraisal, Review and Monitoring; Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management; Commodity Derivatives, Risk Based Supervision of Banks, Cooperatives and Micro Credit innovations