Pradeep S Mehta is the founder Secretary General of Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), a leading research, advocacy and networking organisation established in India in 1984. CUTS now operates out of six offices in India, and one each in Zambia, Kenya and the UK.
He is the Co-Chair of International Network of Civil Society Organisations on Competition (INCSOC). He also serves on the advisory bodies of the Manchester University’s Centre on Regulation and Competition, and on Loyola University’s Institute of Antitrust and Consumer Protection. Further, he is a member of the WTO Director General’s Informal NGO Advisory Body; World Bank Operations Evaluation Department’s High Level External Advisory Panel for Trade Assistance Evaluation, CII National Committee on Infrastructure, India, among others.
He writes extensively in the national and international press and has published several papers and books which include: Essays on the International Trading System – An Unfinished Journey; Towards a Functional Competition Policy for India; Multilateralisation of Sovereignty; Analyses of Interactions between Trade and Competition Policy; State of the Indian Consumer; and others.