Dr. Amit Mitra served as Secretary General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) until May 16, 2011. Dr. Mitra serves as a Director of IDBI and Gas Authority of India Ltd. He also serves on the Advisory Board of India Fund, UTI. Dr. Mitra served as an Additional Director of Steel Authority of India Ltd from March 25, 2003 to March 24, 2006. He served as a Non Official Part-time Director at National Aviation Company of India Limited since March 2010. He served as an Independent Director of Bata India Ltd. from February 2005 to April 26, 2006. He served as Director of IFCI Limited until January 30, 2003. Dr. Mitra served as Director of Gail India Limited until August 11, 2009.
He is an outstanding scholar and economist and has vast experience in teaching both in India and abroad. He initially served as a lecturer at IIT, Delhi and subsequently taught in the United States. His area of specialization is Public Economics; Mathematical Economics & Economics; Economic Demography (Population Economics); Industrial Economics; Advance Economic theory (Macro & Micro).
Dr. Mitra has done his MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University and Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University, USA.