Sony Kapoor

Sony Kapoor



  • Challenges and Opportunities of the Euro Crisis
  • Financial Regulation
  • International Governance
  • Development Economics
  • Taxation – Financial Transaction Tax and
    Tax Havens
  • Green Finance and Sustainable Investments
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds and Pension Funds
  • Austerity vs. Growth Debate

What he offers

As a frequent commentator on the Euro Crisis, development finance, the environment and international governance, Sony shares creative yet pragmatic solutions to the public policy challenges of our times. He employs vivid metaphors to argue that finance needs to be reigned in to bring us back to prosperity.

How he presents

Sony Kapoor’s speaking style coupled with an incisive understanding and enlightened capacity to explain and discuss economic and global issues has contributed to his high popularity and reputation.

Sony Kapoor, Managing Director of international think tank Re-Define, is an influential economist, financial sector expert and development practitioner. His career spans investment banking, civil society, academia and policy making across several countries. Sony advises central banks, large investors, European governments, developing economies and multilateral institutions on Economic Strategy and Financial Policy. He also has a multidisciplinary role at the London School of Economics where he is the Strategy Adviser to the Systemic Risk Centre and a Senior Visiting Fellow in Development, Government and Public Policy. Until 2013 Sony was the first chair of the Banking Stakeholder Group at the EBA.

Sony has been a Visiting Fellow at the European Commission, an Expert Adviser to the European Parliament and a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, focusing mostly on crisis management, economic governance & financial sector reform. Sony has also worked for Lehman Brothers in London, ICICI in India and traded derivatives for Aquila Energy in the US. He was also a strategy adviser to the Norwegian government. Sony has been elected a Fellow by the Royal Academy of Arts, a Young European Leader by Europanova, and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He studied at the LSE, and the Indian Institute of Technology.


  • The Financial Crisis – Causes and Cures (2010)


“Sony’s keynote was a finance masterpiece and he totally engaged the audience throughout.”

“Sony is an excellent speaker and shared many relevant examples during the panel discussion.”

Presentation Languages: English

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