Dr. Daniel Lazar is currently Reader in Finance, Department of Commerce, School of Management, Pondicherry University, Puducherry. He is an associate member of Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) with an MBA degree. His area of specialization and research are financial management including corporate finance, micro finance, international finance and stock market. He is a recipient of best researcher award for research in the area of financial management from Loyola College and all rounder prize from LIBA. Prior to his present affiliation, he worked for 18 years at Loyola College, Chennai. He has also worked in Bhutan on deputation by Government of India under TCS of Colombo Plan. He has undertaken major research project from UGC and consultancy services from various micro finance institutions. He has published 19 research articles in both national and international journals and two edited volumes on micro finance. He has organized two international conferences on Micro Finance.