Jaimini Bhagwati is a former IFS officer, economist and foreign policy expert. He was high commissioner to the UK and ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg. Bhagwati has served in senior positions in the Government of India, including in foreign affairs, finance and atomic energy. In the World Bank, he was a specialist in international bond and derivatives markets; he was the RBI chair professor at ICRIER; and is a Board member of IDFC's holding company.
Bhagwati did his master's in physics from St Stephen's College, Delhi, master's in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and received his PhD in finance from Tufts University, USA. He has published research papers in several books, ICRIER and at the World Bank. He has been a columnist for Business Standard since 2005.