Executive Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Markit
Mr. Rajiv Biswas is executive director and Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Markit. Mr. Biswas has written on a wide range of economic, trade and investment-related topics with over 100 articles published. He frequently speaks at international conferences on the global and Asia-Pacific economies, including at World Economic Forum and Euromoney events, as well as at United Nations conferences. He regularly appears on internationally broadcast programs, including for the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, CNN and Al Jazeera TV. He is the author of “Future Asia,” published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013 and “Asian Megatrends,” published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. Previously, he worked as director for South-East Asia for The Economist Group. His career experience includes working for UBS as executive director for Asia-Pacific Country Risk and for Royal Bank of Scotland as an international economist. He has worked for an international organization, the Commonwealth Secretariat, as a senior economist in the International Capital Markets Department and as a consultant for the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank. 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.