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Professor Kapoor is an influential macroeconomist, finance expert, development specialist and sustainability adviser with a long track-record of successfully tackling policy, business, and societal challenges. His wide-ranging career uniquely spans investment banking, asset management, economic policymaking, strategy consulting, policy entrepreneurship, political advisory, technology startups, advisory boards, climate policy and regulation across dozens of countries.

He has been an adviser to several central banks, large institutional investors, regulators, MNCs, startups, multilateral institutions, the European Union, the G-20, and several governments both in Europe and in the emerging world on interdisciplinary matters that range across macroeconomic policy, strategic asset allocation, development models, tackling climate change, trade liberalisation, accelerating innovations and technology, clean minerals, growth policy, and international finance.

In addition to his interdisciplinary role at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced studies at the EUI, Sony is also CEO of the Nordic Institute for Finance, Technology & Sustainability, a Senior Fellow in Sustainable Macro-finance at E3G, Chairman of Re-Define, a Trustee of Friends of Europe, a member of MNC and NGO advisory boards and an advisor to Investment Committees. 

Professor Kapoor is renowned both for his influential advisory & consulting work, which is based on original research and analysis, and for the incisive and insightful keynotes, and seminars he is often invited to deliver to audiences that include large global conferences, MNC & IFI boards, investment committees, and various ministerial & intergovernmental gatherings such as the G20. 

He is also often invited to write opinions for top international newspapers that include The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Opinion and other journals of record. He also was, until recently, a fairly regular commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, & France 24. Outside of work, he is passionate about art, cosmology, quantum physics, travel, and climbing. 

Professor Kapoor´s many professional accomplishments in the areas of economic policy, financial reform, development models and climate action have led to recognition as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, as a European Young Leader by Friends of Europe, and induction as a Fellow by the Royal Society of Arts Manufactures & Commerce. 

Sony studied Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental engineering at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology as a National Talent Scholar,  MBA at the Faculty of Management Studies as a Far Eastern Economic Review Scholar, and International Finance at the London School of Economics as a Chevening Scholar.