124 Baker Street, 1-3 floor London, UK
Managing Director, Re-Define
Sony Kapoor’s career spans the financial sector, with civil society and on public policy across several countries. As Managing Director of Re-Define, an economic and financial think tank that advises policy makers in the EU and internationally, he is deeply involved in finding a solution to the on-going economic and financial crises.
Mr. Kapoor is known for his work on financial regulation, economic governance, crisis management and international development. In his personal capacity he is the chairman of the Banking Stakeholder Group of the European Banking Authority, a member of the expert panel of the Crisis (CRIS) committee of the European Parliament and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is a consultant to several governments and EU institutions.
Mr. Kapoor has previously worked in investment banking and derivative trading for institutions including ICICI (International Credit and Investment Corporation ofIndia), Lehman Brothers and Aquila Energy Limited. He left the financial sector in 2003 to work on reforming the financial system and improving public policymaking.
He has worked extensively on international development, including a stint as a strategy adviser to the Government of Norway. He co-founded the International Tax Justice Network, served on the boards of several NGOs, ran development economics at Christian Aid and was a strategy adviser to both Oxfam Novib and Jubilee USA. He was a development finance consultant for the World Bank and U.N. as well as for governments inEuropeand the developing world.
He has testified as an expert witness on international finance at the European Parliament, the US Congress, the Bundestag and other parliaments, and conducted seminars and lectures at various finance ministries, central banks, universities, multilateral institutions and the European Commission. His comments and analysis of the crisis are often picked up by publications such as The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and media outlets such as the BBC and Reuters.
• Visiting Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics
• Co-Strategy Adviser and Rapporteur, International Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, 2007-2008
• Member of Board of Directors, Eurodad, 2005-2007
• Member of Board of Directors, International Tax Justice Network, 2005-2007
M.Sc., International Finance, London School of Economics
M.B.A., Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology