Speaker's Profile

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is a four-time Member of the Lok Sabha from Rajapur Constituency of Maharastra, India. He previously served as Industry Minister, Minister of Environment and Forests, and Minister of Fertilizers and Chemicals, India. He holds an FCA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and an LLB from the New Law College, Mumbai, India. He is also founder of the student organization Youth For Democracy, as well as Chairman of various parliamentary forums.

Mr Prabhu believes in listening to criticism of the government's policies to help reorient the policies towards the greater common good, and believes in people's participation, especially through the involvement of NGOs and people's groups.

He published several columns on finance and economy in the daily "Mid Day", as well as articles in leading Marathi dailies, and has written extensively on socioeconomic issues and youth. He is Director and former Chairman of Saraswat Co-operation Bank.