Sanjeev Sanyal

Economist, Urban Theorist, Author, Fellow

IDFC Institute

Sanjeev Sanyal is an economist, urban theorist and best-selling author. He was Deutsche Bank's Global Strategist and a Managing Director till end-2015 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 dynamics and was also honored by the Singapore government at the World Cities Summit 2014. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University, Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore and a Senior Fellow of the World Wide Fund for Nature.  He currently serves as a member of the Future City Committee of the Singapore government that is creating the road-map for the city-state for the next 15 years.

Sanjeev attended Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi and Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar (1992-95). His best-selling books include Land of the Seven Rivers, The Indian Renaissance and The Incredible History of India's Geography, all published by Penguin. He was given the inaugural International Indian Achievers Award for contributions to Literature in 2014. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London and of IDFC Institute, Mumbai.