Palat is an acknowledged
authority on investment,
finance and banking and has written more than thirty extremely well received
books on these subjects.
A great grandson of
His Highness, the late Rama Varma, Maharaja of Cochin and Sir Chettur Sankaran
Nair (a member of the Viceroy's Privy Council and a former President of the
Indian National Congress), Raghu Palat is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants in England & Wales.
A career banker he
has held very senior positions with multinational banks in India and abroad. He
has worked in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.
Raghu Palat is
presently a consultant to banks. He also manages a dedicated finance portal
called www.bankingrules.com which is a repertoire of rules and regulations
relating to finance, commerce, corporates and banks. In addition, he conducts
workshops on business etiquette, effective business writing, presentation
skills, banking and finance.
Mr. Palat has also
set up a portal for e-learning www.ibbc.co.in. The courses are an amalgam of
laws, directives and actual real life situations.
Palat lives in Mumbai with his wife Pushpa, two daughters, Divya and Nikhila and
their cocker spaniel Champ.