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Sanjeev Sanyal Appointed Principal Economic Adviser

Sanyal will work under the Department of Economic Affairs.

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Updated:February 3, 2017, 8:03 PM IST
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Sanjeev Sanyal Appointed Principal Economic Adviser
Writer, Economist Sanjeev Sanyal (Picture courtesy: Twitter)

New Delhi: Sanjeev Sanyal, former global strategist and Managing Director of Deutshe Bank, was on Friday appointed as Principal Economic Adviser.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved Sanyal's appointment for three years on contract basis, an order issued by Personnel Minister said.

Sanyal will work under the Department of Economic Affairs.

He will serve as the second in command to chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian in the economic division of the finance ministry. Subramanian’s term is set to expire in October this year.

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

Sanyal was also named "Young Global Leader 2010" by the World Economic Forum at Davos. He is considered one of the world's leading financial sector economists.

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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