Dr Manmohan Singh is a Distinguished Honorary Fellow of the Asia Research Centre (ARC).
Dr Singh was Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014 having been sworn in for a second term in 2009. Prior to becoming Prime Minister, he was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1982 to 1985, the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India from 1985 to 1987 and Leader of the Opposition during 1998 to 2004.
Dr Singh was the Finance Minister of India from 1991 to 1996. During this time he established the economic reforms which brought an end to the License Raj system and enabled the opening up of the economy. This resulted in greater international trade and investment and enhanced economic growth in India.
Dr Singh delivered the keynote address at the LSE Asia Forum - Dehli 2006, LSE's annual outreach to Asia. The ARC has an ongoing relationship with Dr Singh. Professor Lord Stern made a presentation on Towards a Global Deal on Climate Change for Dr Manmohan Singh and his Committee on Climate Change in March 2008. He has provided the foreword to India's Economy: Performances and Challenges, Essays in Honour of Montek Singh Ahluwalia, which includes contributions from Professor Lord Stern and Dr Ruth Kattumuri, ARC Co-Director, and was launched at LSE.