Rana Sarkar is the President and CEO of the Canada-India Business Council or C-IBC, a member driven, not-for-profit business association that is dedicated to sustaining trade, investment and services growth between Canada and India. 
Rana holds Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Studies from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He also completed his MSc in Political Science and Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England.
Rana is an accomplished entrepreneur, corporate finance and strategy consultant, investor and business operator. Prior to assuming the role of President and CEO C-IBC, Rana served a variety of roles in the private and public sector:
- Special Assistant and Political Advisor to several members of the Canadian federal and provincial governments.
- Consultant, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants working in London, England and New Delhi, India.
- Co-founder the Progress North Forum, a forum for academics, policy makers, and senior journalists from Canada, the UK, and the United States, to discuss progressive ideas and topical issues.
- Co-founder and co-owner of Content Partners, a European media promotion company that serves Fortune 100 publishing, consumer and media
- Co-founder and director of Rawlings Atlantic Limited, a boutique corporate finance and advisory services firm located in London, New York, and New Delhi.
- Candidate for Liberal Party of Canada in the 2011 Canadian federal elections
Current Positions and Affiliations
- Senior Fellow and Co-Chairman of the Munk School of Global Affairs Advisory Board, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
- Board Member for the Mowatt Centre for Policy Innovation Advisory Board, Toronto, Canada
- Patron of the Guardian Hay Literary Festival
- Member of the Research and Advisory Board for Canada 2020 
- Lecturer at the London School of Economics, London, England,
- Lecturer at the CASS Business School, London, England
Publications and Commentary
Rana is a frequent writer and commentator on global business, India as an emerging market, Canada-India relations, and Canadian political trends. Rana is also a regular blogger.
TV and Radio Appearances
News Articles and Commentary
Rana Sarkar is often featured in Canadian and Indian media, such as India Today, the Toronto Star, Business Today, the National Post, the Financial Times, India Abroad, the Globe and Mail, Business without Borders, the Toronto Sun, the Hindu, Canadian Business, and ipolitics.ca.
In 2012, Rana authored a chapter on Asia in the Canada 2020’s flagship publication “The Canada We Want in 2020: Towards a Strategic Policy Roadmap for the Federal Government”. 
- ↑ Canada-India Business Council. Canada India Business Council. Retrieved on 2013-01-13.
- ↑ Canada 2020 - About Us. Canada 2020. Retrieved on 2013-01-13.
- ↑ The Canada We Want in 2020. Canada 2020. Retrieved on 2013-01-13.
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