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Mr Sanjeev Sanyal

Economist, Environmentalist, Global Strategist
Deutsche Bank, Singapore

Sanjeev Sanyal is an economist, urban theorist & best-selling writer. Currently Deutsche Bank’s Global Strategist, he was named “Young Global Leader 2010” by the World Economic Forum. His writings are among the most widely read in the world of international finance. He is also a well-known environmentalist and urban theorist. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship for his work on the economics of cities. He has had many attachments including Visiting Scholar at Oxford University, Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore and Honorary Senior Fellow of the World Wildlife Fund. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations including AFPRO, India’s largest food security NGO, and in the steering committee of Urban Age at the London School of Economics. A pioneer in the field of environmental accounting, he co-founded GIST Advisory, and has advised the UK government, the United Nations Environment Program. Sanjeev Sanyal attended Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi and St John’s College, Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of two best-selling books: “The Indian Renaissance: India’s Rise After a Thousand Years of Decline” and “Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India’s Geography”, both published by Penguin. He also published over 150 articles/columns in various national and international publications including a regular column in Business Standard and a globally syndicated column in Project Syndicate. He has been named as a "Young Leader" at the World Cities Summit 2014.