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Solitary by nature and temperamental at times, Urjit Patel steps into spotlight

Patel avoids large meetings and gatherings with colleagues and gives few speeches or media interviews

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

India's incoming central bank governor, Urjit Patel, is widely regarded as having the professional and academic credentials he needs to make a success of his new job. Less well known is whether a man who seems to feel most at ease in his own company commands the communication skills to answer to multiple constituencies and keep a 17,000-strong team on his side. Patel, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India since 2013, demonstrated intellectual heft in overseeing landmark changes to the 81-year old institution, including switching to inflation-targeting and establishing ...

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First Published: Mon, August 22 2016. 12:01 IST