Sanyal is the Principal Economic Advisor to the Government of India. An
internationally acclaimed economist and best-selling author, he spent two
decades in the financial sector and was Global Strategist & Managing
Director at Deutsche Bank till 2015.
was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010. He is also a
well-known environmentalist and urban theorist. He is an expert on the economics
of cities. He has been a strong advocate of including "walkability"
and organic evolution in the way we think of cities In 2007, Sanjeev was
awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship for his work on urban dynamics and has been a
Visiting Scholar at Oxford University, Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of
Policy Studies, Singapore and a Senior Fellow of the World Wide Fund for
Nature. Sanjeev has also served on the Future City Sub-Committee of the
Singapore government tasked with building a long-term vision for the
city-state. He is the co-founder and Director of GIST - a think-tank that is a
pioneer in the field of environmental accounting. In 2009, he joined the Board
of Governors of AFPRO, one of India's largest organizations working on food
security and has also advised the UK government, United Nations Environment
Sanjeev attended Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi and Oxford University
where he was a Rhodes Scholar (1992-95). His best-selling books include Land of
the Seven Rivers, The Indian Renaissance and The Ocean of Churn, all published
by Penguin. In addition, he had published around 200 articles, columns and
reports in leading national/international publications. He was given the
inaugural International Indian Achievers Award for contributions to Literature
in 2014. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London and a
Visiting Fellow of IDFC Institute, Mumbai.
writes frequently for Hindustan Times, Project Syndicate, The Times of India,
Live Mint, Business Standard, Swarajya on economic, environmental issues.
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