Sanjeev Sanyal is the principal economic advisor to the Government of India and an internationally acclaimed economist and urban theorist. He writes on a range of topics ranging from economics to history, and is the author of the bestselling books Land of the Seven Rivers and The Indian Renaissance. In 2014, he was given the inaugural International Indian Achievers Award for contributions to literature. He has been a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London; visiting scholar at Oxford University; adjunct fellow at Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore; and a senior fellow of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Sanjeev 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. Sanjeev attended Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, and St. John's College, Oxford, where he was Rhodes Scholar. He lives in Delhi.