Sanjeev Sanyal is an economist and author. He is currently the principal economic advisor to the Government of India and also serves as the co-chair of the G-20 Framework Working Group. He was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (2010). He is also a well-known environmentalist and urban theorist. He was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship (2007) for his work on urban dynamics. In 2016, he served in the Future City sub-committee of the Singapore government tasked with building a long-term vision for the city-state. His bestselling books include Land of the Seven Rivers, The Indian Renaissance and The Ocean of Churn. In addition, he has published around 200 articles, columns and reports in leading national/ international publications. He was awarded the inaugural International Indian Achievers Award (2014) for his contributions to literature. He has been a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London and a visiting fellow of IDFC Institute, Mumbai. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University, adjunct fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore, and a senior fellow of the World Wide Fund for Nature.