Rohinton Medhora, Background
Rohinton Medhora joined CIGI as president in 2012 after having served on CIGI's International Board of Governors since 2009. He is former vice president of programs at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). At IDRC, Mr. Medhora led the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic and Adjustment Policies and Trade, Employment and Competitiveness initiatives. He is also a former director of IDRC’s social and economic policy programs.
He joined IDRC in 1992 from the faculty of economics at the University of Toronto. Mr. Medhora's fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, aid effectiveness and international economic relations. He has published extensively on these issues in professional and non-technical journals, and produced two books: Finance and Competitiveness in Developing Countries (Routledge, 2001); and Financial Reform in Developing Countries (Macmillan, 1998), which he co-edited with José Fanelli. In 2013, he was co-editor with Yiagadeesen Samy of Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, which is volume 27 in the highly influential Canada Among Nations book series.
Mr. Medhora earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, where he majored in economics, specializing in monetary policy, international finance and development economics.
In the News
- $60-million program for international law launches, James Bradshaw, The Globe and Mail, November 29, 2013
- The people’s choice?, Bob Vrbanac, Waterloo Chronicle, April 9, 2013
- Think-tank gets new president, Jeff Outhit, The Waterloo Region Record, March 30, 2012