Dr Lekshmi Nair is presently Head of Economics and Statistics at the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) based in Singapore. In this role, she oversee regular publications and projects of the IRSG Secretariat, coordinating the Sustainable Natural Initiative and organizing rubber workshops /seminars of the Secretariat across regions. She presented in various international conferences in Asia, Europe, Africa and Americas and represents IRSG in commodity dialogues and ISO/TC 45 meetings.
Dr Nair joined the IRSG as Senior Economist in 2008. She has extensive experience in commodity research and in the rubber industry. Prior to joining IRSG, Dr Nair has research and academic association with the University of London, the Australian National University, Canberra and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
Dr Nair holds a PhD in Economics from the University of London and attended SOAS, UK. She is a Commonwealth Scholar