Shri. Sanjeev Sanyal


Sanjeev Sanyal is currently a member of the Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister, and Secretary to Government of India. He was the Principal Economic Adviser to the Finance Minister for five years till February 2022. He has also represented India on many international forums such as OECD and G7, and was the Co-Chair of the G20’s Framework Working Group. He was one of the main architects of the G20’s Global Action Plan that was used to coordinate the international response to the Covid19 pandemic. Prior to joining the government, he spent over two decades in financial markets and was Global Strategist and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank.

An alumni of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, Mr. Sanyal later attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He has had many affiliations including being a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University; an Adjunct Fellow at Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore; a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London; Visiting Professor  at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; Senior Fellow of the World Wildlife Fund. He was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2007 for his work on urban dynamics. In 2010 he was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Leader.

Mr. Sanyal is the author of a number of best-selling books including Land of the Seven Rivers, The Ocean of Churn, India in the Age of Ideas, and the Indian Renaissance. He co-authored and edited six Economic Surveys of the Government of India between 2017 and 2022. He has also published over two hundred articles and columns in leading national and international publications.