Sony Kapoor – Keynote Speaker

Managing Director of Re-Define, economist, finance professional, and sustainability & development expert

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Specialist Subjects

  • Global Macroeconomic Drivers – Tech, Trade, Climate, Demographics, & Politics
  • The Future of Asset Management and Banking - Intermediation, returns & profits
  • The Economics, Politics and Science of Climate, Energy and Critical Minerals
  • The Politics and Economics of the Eurozone and the European Union
  • ESG, Sustainable Finance, Circular Economy, and Climate Finance
  • Emerging and Developing Economies, especially India and the other BRICS
  • G-20/Geopolitics, Ukraine-Russia War, and the Changing World Order


  • English


Sony Kapoor is an influential macroeconomist, finance expert, development specialist and sustainability adviser with a long track-record of successfully tackling policy, business, and societal challenges. His career spans banking, asset management, policymaking, strategy consulting, policy research, political advisory and civil society across dozens of countries.

Mr. Kapoor is CEO of the Nordic Institute for Finance, Technology & Sustainability, Professor of Climate, Geoeconomics & Finance at the European University Institute, Chief Economist for Worthwhile Capital Partners and a Senior Fellow in Sustainable Macro-finance at E3G. He Chairs Re-Define, is a Trustee of Friends of Europe, and sits on several other boards.

His leadership in tackling the euro crisis, promoting financial reform, driving action on climate change, and improving development policy have led to recognition as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and as a European Young Leader by Friends of Europe. He has been inducted as a Fellow by the RSA, and was awarded an honorary fellowship by George Soros, for helping diffuse the Euro crisis, promote tax justice and green finance.

At Re-Define Sony worked with key policymakers, asset owners, and multinationals in several OECD and emerging economies on economic policy, investment strategy, sustainability, and technology. At Courtjesters, a boutique consultancy, he helped tackle groupthink at corporate boards, cabinets, and investment committees. An ex-investment banker, Sony also ran DefineSolutions, a macro and investment specialist, before switching to policymaking.

In addition to advising governments, Mr. Kapoor has been an expert adviser to international organisations such as the EU, the UN, the World Bank, the OECD, and the IMF, consulted for financial institutions including several large sovereign wealth funds, development finance institutions and banks and counselled the boards and senior management of giant MNCs and small start-ups.

He is well-known for his agenda-setting keynotes, influential policy reports and incisive media commentary. He has been invited to write for publications including The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Les Echoes, SZ, NRC and Aftenposten and is often asked to be an on-camera expert by the BBC, France 24, Bloomberg TV and others.

Mr Kapoor studied engineering at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology as a National Talent Scholar, MBA at the Faculty of Management Studies as a Far Eastern Economic Review Scholar, and finance at the LSE as a Chevening Scholar.

Sony is also the CEO of the Nordic Institute for Finance, Technology and Sustainability in Oslo, am advising the Indian G-20 on the Macro, Finance, Sustainability and Development workstreams in Delhi and I serve on several boards and advisory boards in the EU and the UK. 

His recent advisory & consulting work that includes keynotes, advisory sessions with MNC boards and government cabinets, and commissioned high-end policy and investment research has mostly been with large institutional investors, major consultancies, the EU and national governments, and institutions such as the IMF, World Bank, AIIB, UN, OECD & G-20.  

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