Sanjaya Baru has been editor of India's major financial newspapers, Economic Times, Financial Express and Business Standard. He was media advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and director for geo-economics and strategy, International Institute of Strategic Studies, London. He was professor of economics at the University of Hyderabad, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore. He was secretary general, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, as well as member of India's National Security Advisory Board during 1999-2001 and a member of the governing board of the Centre for Policy Research. He was also member of the India-ASEAN Eminent Persons Group in 2010. His published works include The Strategic Consequences of India's Economic Rise, India and the World: Essays on Geo-economics and Foreign Policy, The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh and 1991: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Made History.