Sanjeev Sanyal is an internationally acclaimed economist, bestselling author and an urban theorist. He was the Global Strategist and Managing Director of one of the world’s largest banks 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 dynamics and was also honoured by the Singapore government at the World Cities Summit 2014. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University, Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore, a Senior Fellow of the World Wide Fund for Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund), a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London and the IDFC Institute, Mumbai. In addition, he has advised several national and international bodies such as the United Nations Environment Programme. He currently serves as a member of the Future City Committee of the Singapore government that is creating the roadmap for the city-state for the next 15 years.
Sanyal’s books include Land of the Seven Rivers, The Indian Renaissance, The Incredible History of India’s Geography and The Ocean of Churn. He has also published over 150 articles, columns and reports in leading national and international publications. He was given the inaugural International Indian Achievers Award for contributions to literature in 2014.