Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Markit
Mr. Rajiv Biswas is a senior director and the Asia-Pacific chief economist for the Economics & Country Risk group at IHS Markit. Mr. Biswas is responsible for coordination of economic analyses and forecasts for the Asia-Pacific region, contribution to the IHS Markit global forecast, client support, business development and media interaction. Mr. Biswas previously worked as director for Southeast Asia for The Economist Group. Prior to that, he worked for UBS as executive director for Asia-Pacific country risk and, before that, as director and senior economist for international public policy and group economic research covering the Asia-Pacific region. Earlier in his career, he worked for an international organization, the Commonwealth Secretariat, at its London headquarters, serving as a senior economist in the international capital markets department. His professional career as an international economist includes the roles of head of the economics unit for QIC, a large investment fund manager, and international economist for the Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr. Biswas also worked for one year in Japan on trade and investment issues for the Japanese government. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, UK, with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Economics. He received his Master of Science and a Diploma of the Imperial College from the Imperial College at London University, UK. Mr. Biswas has written on a wide range of economic, trade and investment-related topics, with over 100 published articles.