Salman Anees Soz is an international development expert and an economic and political commentator. He is a former World Bank Group staff member with experience across a range of economic development issues in many countries around the world. He serves as a consultant to different World Bank teams and has in the past been a consultant at the Asian Development Bank and contributed to the Hudson Institute, a Washington, D.C. think-tank. His professional interests include emerging market economics, political economy and South Asian politics. He writes op-eds for numerous media outlets. He is a member of the Indian National Congress and, as a party spokesperson, appears on television debates, focusing mostly on economic affairs. He holds a master's degree in business administration from Yale University (New Haven) and a master's degree in economics from Northeastern University (Boston). He received a BA (Hons) in economics from St. Stephen's College (Delhi), where he was elected president of the Students' Union Society in 1992-93.