Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agarwal is the Founder and Managing Partner of the firm Agarwal Maheswari & Co and is in Profession of Accountancy and Direct Tax Laws for last 35 years. He completed his graduation in Commerce with First Class Honours from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata and Degree of Law from Calcutta University. He also obtained his PhD Degree from North Bengal University. His present field of specialization is WTO and IPR Laws.

He regularly participates in National & International Seminars on WTO Centric topics and has written several articles and presented papers at different forums. He was recently invited by Japan Government as International Research Scholar for conducting research for three months in the field of IPR on the topic of “International Exhaustion of Patent Rights and Parallel Imports”-A Comparative Study between India and Japan. He has also been nominated by Hon’ble President of India as a member in the court (Governing Body) of Sikkim University. His earlier publications include “Monograph on World Trade Organisation” and “Global Meltdown-Road Ahead”.

He has organized several conferences and seminars and delivered talks on various burning issues such as GM Food, Brexit, GST and has been organizing an International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights(IPR) which is known as Global Intellectual Property Convention (GIPC) consecutively for the past 10 years. He is Independent director in several listed companies including Andrew Yule & Co Ltd, a public sector enterprise. He is also the founder trustee of Swadeshi Research Institute and he believes in Swadeshi Economics with his open approach towards globalization in the present era of knowledge and technology. His major thrust area of research is exchange rate and Intellectual Property Right, the two pillars which he believes can move India ahead as a strong nation in the World.