Subir Gokarn, RBI Deputy Governor
The newest of the four RBI deputy governors, Gokarn joined the central bank late last year from ratings agency Standard & Poor's, where he was Asia-Pacific chief economist.
Tall, with distinctive long silver hair and beard, the 50-year-old Gokarn is responsible for monetary policy and has had a high profile since taking office, making numerous public appearances.
He made news after the most recent monetary policy statement when he said the central bank would change policy outside its quarterly cycle only in response to extraordinary conditions. The remark, which he has repeated, appeared designed to make the RBI's policy-making more transparent and less prone to surprise.