Mr. Vinod Rai took over as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on 7th January 2008. Mr. Rai has wide experience of working in various capacities at both, the Federal and State Governments. His previous position was as Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, where he was responsible for managing the Financial Services sector, including banks and insurance companies. He has been a Director on several Boards including the State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Life Insurance Corporation of India and Infrastructure Development and Finance Company of India. Mr. Rai was instrumental in setting up the India Infrastructure Finance Company and was also on the Board of this company. Mr. Rai has also been the Principal Secretary (Finance) in the State Government of Kerala, apart from holding senior positions in the Ministries of Commerce and Defence, Government of India.
Mr. Rai’s responsibilities in the international arena include chairmanship of the U.N. Panel of External Auditors and member of the Governing Board of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). He also has the responsibility, as chair, of steering the INTOSAI knowledge Sharing Committee and its Working Group on IT Audit. He is also a member of the Professional Standards Committee and Sub-Committees on Compliance Audit and Performance Audit of INTOSAI and of various working groups of INTOSAI. Mr. Rai has taken over as the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) on 29th February 2012.
Mr. Vinod Rai (born on 23.05.1948) has a Masters Degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, USA.
He is a keen tennis player and his other interests include cricket and mountaineering.