Economy RBI vs Govt: As Urjit Patel may consider exit, here's a look at his career as banker and economist Updated : October 31, 2018 10:55 AM IST Patel, who completed two years in the central bank on September 4, has been steadfast in maintaining the top bank's independence and in handling the bad loan cases. The 54-year old Indian economist, before heading the banking regulator, had served as the deputy governor for three years before his appointment as the governor. Patel was also an advisor to the top consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.