The Narendra Modi led central government has appointed Dr V Anantha Nageswaran as the Chief Economic Advisor.
Prior to this, he was a non-permanent member of the Economic Advisory Council to the PM.
Dr Nageswaran is an Indian Institute of Management alumnus, a PhD in economics, a former chief investment officer of a leading Swiss private bank, a formerly Singapore-based consultant and former dean of the IFMR Business School, Krea University.
Dr Nageswaran's is a name Swarajya readers would be familiar with. He has regularly contributed opinion pieces on themes of economics and finance for Swarajya and has also hosted seminars on policy-making in events organised by the magazine.
An avid fan of Carnatic music, Dr V. Anantha Nageswaran has jointly authored, Can India grow? and The Rise of Finance: Causes, Consequences and Cures.
He has also written regularly for Mint and has been a much sought-after expert for business channels globally.
Dr Nageswaran succeeds Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the CEA.
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