ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERT, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL COMMENTATOR
Salman Anees Soz is an international development expert and an economic and political commentator. He is a former World Bank Group staff member with experience across a range of economic development issues in many countries around the world. He has also consulted for the Asian Development Bank and worked on strategic issues for a New York-based technology company. His professional interests include emerging market economics, political economy, and South Asian politics. His commentary appears regularly in major Indian and international publications. His book, The Great Disappointment - How Narendra Modi Squandered a Unique Opportunity to Transform the Indian Economy, was published in March 2019. He is a member of the Indian National Congress and Vice Chairman of the All India Professionals' Congress. Hailing from Kashmir, he is a passionate advocate of a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Yale University (New Haven) and a Master's degree in Economics Northeastern University (Boston). He received a BA (Hons.) in Economics from St. Stephen's College (Delhi), where he was the elected President of the Students' Union Society in 1992-93.