Rama Prasad is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2005-06, from Reliance Industries Limited, India. He is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and a qualified cost accountant from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He has over eight years of post-qualification experience in financial and management accounting. His work profile at Reliance includes budgeting, costing, pricing, and financial management information systems for the company's Life Sciences Initiative. He received his bachelors degree in commerce from Bharathiar University, India.