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Business News/ Politics / Policy/  Sanjeev Sanyal, economist and author, appointed as principal economic adviser
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Sanjeev Sanyal, economist and author, appointed as principal economic adviser

Sanjeev Sanyal likely to serve as CEA Arvind Subramanian's second in command, in the economic division of the finance ministry

Sanjeev Sanyal has been appointed on contract for a three-year period, says a DoPT notification.Premium
Sanjeev Sanyal has been appointed on contract for a three-year period, says a DoPT notification.

New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Sanjeev Sanyal, noted economist and former managing director and global strategist at Deutsche Bank, as the principal economic adviser in the department of economic affairs in the finance ministry.

Sanyal is likely to serve as the second in command in the economic division of the finance ministry currently led by the chief economic adviser in the finance ministry Arvind Subramanian. Subramanian’s three-year term expires in October this year.

A notification by the department of personnel and training (DoPT) on Friday said Sanyal has been appointed on contract for a three-year period from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders.

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Sanyal has spent two decades working in international financial markets and was named Young Global Leader 2010 by the World Economic Forum. In 2007, he was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship for his work on urban issues and was also honoured by the Singapore government at the World Cities Summit, 2014.

Sanyal attended Sri Ram College of Commerce in New Delhi and St. John’s College, Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

He has authored books like Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India’s Geography, The Indian Renaissance: India’s Rise After a Thousand Years of Decline, The Incredible History of India’s Geography and The Ocean of Churn.

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Published: 03 Feb 2017, 07:01 PM IST
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