Sanjeev Sanyal: New Member of EAC-PM

Recently, Sanjeev Sanyal has been appointed to the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) as a full-time member.

Overview:

  • Sanyal had previously served as the Finance Minister’s Principal Economic Adviser under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
  • He had been working in the financial markets since the mid-1990s. Till 2015, he was the Managing Director and Global Strategist at Deutsche Bank.
  • In 2017, he was appointed as the Indian government’s Principal Economic Adviser. He also serves as the of the G20 Framework Working Group.
  • In 2007, he received the Eisenhower Fellowship for his work on urban issues.
  • The Government of Singapore had honored him at the World Cities Summit in 2014.
  • He has written several books which include The Indian Renaissance: India’s Rise After a Thousand Years of Decline,’ ‘Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India’s Geography,’ and, The Incredible History of India’s Geography.
  • Sanjeev Sanyal attended Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, and as a Rhodes Scholar the St. John’s College, Oxford.

About EAC-PM

The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) is an independent body that was constituted to provide advice to the central government and the PM on economic and related problems. The council provides its inputs regarding key economic issues from a neutral viewpoint. Since India’s independence, this council has been constituted multiple times with PM Modi reviving it in 2017. The current chairman of this council is Dr. Bibek Debroy.

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