Medilytix Bureau:

The central government on Friday appointed Dr V Anantha Nageswaran as the new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) with immediate effect. The announcement comes ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget for the financial year 2022-2023 and the Economic Survey.

Nageswaram was a former part-time member of the PM’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC). He has now assumed charge as the next CEA after KV Subramanian announced return to academia after the completion of his three-year term on December 17, 2021.

Prior to this appointment, Nageswaran has worked as a writer, author, teacher and consultant. He has taught at several business schools and institutes of management in India and in Singapore and has published extensively.

He was the Dean of the IFMR Graduate School of Business and a distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics at Krea University. He has also been a part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India from 2019 to 2021. He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

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