V. Anantha Nageswaran
18th Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India
Assumed office
28 January 2022
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterNirmala Sitharaman
Preceded byKrishnamurthy Subramanian
Personal details
Born1963 (age 60–61)
Alma materAmerican College, Madurai
IIM Ahmedabad (MBA)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (PhD)
Academic career

Venkatramanan Anantha Nageswaran (born in 1963) is an Indian economist and the 18th Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India.[1] He served as the global Chief Investment Officer at Bank Julius Baer in Switzerland after serving as its Head of Research for Asia.[2] Prior to this, he worked for Credit Suisse in Switzerland and Singapore, and for the Union Bank of Switzerland (now UBS).[3][4] He has served as the Dean of IFMR Graduate School of Business, as a professor for graduate students at the Singapore Management University, and at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore & Indian Institute of Management Indore.[5][6]

Early life and education

Nageswaran completed his schooling education in Railway Mixed Higher School (RMHSS), Madurai. In 1983 Nageswaran graduated from American College, Madurai and in 1985 he obtained his Masters in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He later earned Doctor of Philosophy in finance from Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1994 for his research about 'Empirical behavior of Exchange Rates'[7]


In his corporate career spanning seventeen years from 1994 to 2011, he was a Currency Economist at the Union Bank of Switzerland , Head of Research and Investment Consulting in Credit Suisse Private Banking in Asia, head of Asia Research and then Global Chief Investment Officer at Bank Julius Baer, Switzerland[8]

He was the Dean of the IFMR Graduate School of Business and a visiting professor of economics at Krea University.[9] Nageswaran has been an adjunct faculty with the Singapore Management University and with the Wealth Management Institute at the Nanyang Technological University.[10]

He was a member of the board of directors at TVS supply chain and Sundaram Fasteners and served on the advisory boards of TVS Capital and Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME).[1][2] He was appointed as an honorary advisor to Indian Financial Services Authority.[citation needed]

He is the co founder of the Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital fund, a pioneer in impact investing, and the Takshashila Institute, a think tank for research and education in Public Policy.[11]

He was a part time member of Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council from 2019 to 2021.[citation needed]

On 28 January 2022, He was appointed as the Chief Economic Advisor of Government of India succeeding Krishnamurthy Subramanian, who completed his three-year term in December 2021.[12][13]



  1. ^ a b "Govt appoints Dr V Anantha Nageswaran as Chief Economic Advisor". The Indian Express. 29 January 2022. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Anantha Nageswaran". GAME. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  3. ^ "V. Anantha Nageswaran". Dvara Research. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Venkatraman Anantha-Nageswaran, Author at Gateway House". Gateway House. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Can India Grow? Challenges, Opportunities, and the Way Forward".
  6. ^ "Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran to be named chief economic adviser of India". mint. 27 January 2022. Retrieved 30 January 2022.
  7. ^ Roychoudhury, Arup (28 January 2022). "Govt appoints V Anantha Nageswaran as new Chief Economic Advisor". Business Standard India. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran Biography: The new Chief Economic Advisor of India, Education, Previous works and Career". Jagran TV. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  9. ^ Choudhary, Shrimi. "Govt appoints Anantha Nageshwaran as new CEA". The Economic Times. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  10. ^ "V Anantha Nageswaran named new Chief Economic Advisor". Moneylife NEWS & VIEWS. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  11. ^ "Venkatraman Anantha-Nageswaran, Author at Gateway House". Gateway House. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  12. ^ "India says V Anantha Nageswaran named chief economic adviser". Reuters. 28 January 2022. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  13. ^ "V Anantha Nageswaran becomes new chief economic adviser". Hindustan Times. 28 January 2022. Retrieved 29 January 2022.

Government offices Preceded byKrishnamurthy Subramanian Chief Economic Adviser of India 2022– Incumbent