Sucheta Dalal is an award-winning business journalist and author. She has been a journalist for 25 years and was conferred the prestigious Padma Shri for journalism in 2006.
She has been a member of the Investor Education & Protection Fund of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs since 2011.
She is a trained lawyer and has an LLB and LLM from Bombay University. In the early 1990s, Dalal joined The Times of India as a journalist. During her stint, she investigated a number of cases, including the Harshad Mehta scam of 1992, the Enron scam and the Industrial Development Bank of India scam.
She is well-known for her investigative reports on Indian stock markets, trading, consumer protection, infrastructure projects and budgets. She gained fame, notably for breaking the securities scam in 1992 which was India’s biggest financial scandal until then.
She has been a Member of the Investor Protection and Education Fund. Sucheta runs MoneyLife Smart Savers Network, a community initiative aimed to educate individual investors to become better at investing. She also runs a popular Credit Helpline to help people with their financial difficulties and provide a redressal mechanism for grievances about insurance, mutual funds and other investments.