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Sanjeev Sanyal appointed new Principal Economic Adviser

04 Feb 2017 | By NewsBytes Desk

Former Chief Economist and Director of Global Markets Research in Deutsche Bank, Sanjeev Sanyal has been appointed India's new Principal Economic Adviser.

Sanyal's appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

His term will be for a period of three years on a contract basis. Officials said he will be working under the Department of Economic Affairs.

In context: Sanjeev Sanyal: India's Principal Economic Adviser

IntroductionWho is Sanjeev Sanyal?

Sanjeev Sanyal is a financial analyst, economist and author, who holds a bachelors degree in Arts from Delhi University.

He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and holds two Masters Degrees from there. He studied with Bobby Jindal.

He has been employed with Deutsche Bank until 2008, and has spent much of his time analyzing rapidly growing economies in Asia.

AwardsAwards and accolades

Sanyal is an Advisor at Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital Fund.

He is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, visiting Fellow at Oxford University, Chief Advisor to the John Templeton Foundation, and Member of the Governing Council of the Economic Society of Singapore.

He was named Young Global Leader 2010 by the WEF. In 2007, he was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship.

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Sanyal's family history

Sanyal's granduncle was Sachindra Nath Sanyal, the founder of Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HRA) and mentor to freedom fighters such as Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad etc.