EXIM Bank of India
David Rasquinha, has been appointed by the Government of India as the Managing Director of the Export-Import Bank of India. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Managing Director of the Bank, holding business responsibility for the Bank’s Lines of Credit, Treasury & Accounts, Human Resources, Information Technology, Economic Research and Risk Management groups. David joined Exim Bank in 1985 and since then has had a wide ranging exposure to the broad fields of Export Credit, Structured Finance, Project Exports, Risk Management, Resources and Treasury. He was a member of an Exim Bank team that conducted a feasibility study for setting up an export credit agency for the Gulf Co-operation Council countries. He has also served as a member on several Working Groups set up by the Reserve Bank of India on issues of relevance to exports and export credit. From 1999 — 2004, he served as Resident Representative at the Bank’s Washington DC Representative Office, where he was instrumental in boosting Indian companies’ efforts to secure procurement business. He also spearheaded the formation of an export factoring joint venture with the International Finance Corporation.
David secured a first class graduate degree in Economics from the Bombay University and followed it up with a post graduate qualification in Business Management from the XLRI, Jamshedpur where he was awarded the Gold Medal in Economics. He has benefited from a number of specialized training programmes both in India and abroad. David has lectured on various aspects of export financing at the National Institute of Bank Management, the Reserve Bank of India’s Bankers Training College, the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute for Development Banking, as well as various bank training colleges, academic institutions and industry bodies in India and the U.S.A. He is a Member of the National Jury for the CII — Exim Award for Business Excellence, a Total Quality Management Award based on the TQM model of the European Foundation for Quality Management.
An excellent communicator, David has had articles published in Indian and overseas newspapers.