An authority in banking and financial history, D.N. Ghosh has been a bureaucrat, banker, professor and corporate leader. He was secretary to the government of India, and chairman, State Bank of India, and was closely associated with the evolution of banking in India for over three decades as a policy maker and as administrator.
After his retirement from State Bank of India in 1989, D.N. Ghosh held the position of chairman of Larsen & Toubro and Philips India. He is the founder-chairman of the credit rating agency ICRA and continues to be associated with several other companies as chairman or director. D.N. Ghosh was the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow in its formative stages, besides being chairman of the Management Development Institute Gurgaon.
Since 1991, he has been managing trustee of the Sameeksha Trust, the publishers of Economic & Political Weekly. He is the author of several acclaimed books. Currently, he is president of the Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Archives (Ray Society).