Prof. MV Rajeev Gowda is an Indian politician and academician. He is a member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha since July 2014 and a national spokesperson for the Indian National Congress. He also currently serves as Chairman of the “Congress Research Department”. He was Professor of Economics and Social Sciences and the Chairperson of the Centre for Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and taught a range of courses. He has also served as the Director of the Central Board, Reserve Bank of India.