Gopal Krishna Agarwal

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Gopal Krishna Agarwal (BJP National Spokesperson on Economic Affairs).

Gopal Krishna Agarwal is an Indian politician and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India(ICAI)..[1]. He is currently a national spokesperson of the Bhartiya Janata Party for Economic Affairs[2]. He also holds key positions in several non-political organisations. He is on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Baroda[3][4][5][6]. He is a trustee for the Indian Policy Foundation (IPF)[7]. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), a think tank of Ministry of Corporate Affairs Government of India.[8] He was appointed as the non-official part-time director on the board of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited(NEEPCO Ltd) by the Government of India in November, 2015[9]. He was the president of Association of National Exchanges Members of India(ANMI)[10] for 2015-2016. He is a government nominee on the central council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India(ICSI)[11]. He is also a Non-Executive Member of People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry(PIOCCI), which serves as a global business platform for Indian diaspora[12]. He has published many articles and books on economic issues and on anti-corruption issues, and his essay on Public Sector Enterprises and Disinvestment titled "Public Sector Enterprises: Twenty-Five Years of Reforms Vis-A-Vis Disinvestment" has been published in the book titled "The Future of Indian Economy" (authored by Yashwant Sinha and Vinay K. Srivastava)[13].

Early Life and Education[edit]

Gopal Krishna Agarwal was born on 1st June 1962 in the Buldhana district in Maharashtra, India. He did his schooling from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi and obtained B.Com (Hons) from Hans Raj College, Delhi University[12]. After graduating from Delhi University, he became a Chartered Accountant in 1990. He currently lives in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India[2][14]


Gopal Krishna Agarwal was the chief of BJP's economic policy cell and after that he was appointed as the member of the party's committee on the Land Bill[15]. As a national spokesperson of BJP on Economic Affairs he was invited as a guest to “The CPC in Dialogue with the World 2016” conference held in Chongqing, China on October 13-15, 2017[16] where he praised the integrated supply chain that China had established, based on seamless connectivity of its integrated highways, railways, metros and airways[17]. In 2017, he showed a concern for the trade imbalance between India and China, for which he claimed that the trade deficit with China is affecting the small and medium scale industries and goods manufacturers[18]


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