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Aniket Shah has been seconded from Investec Asset Management to join SDSN from 2014-2015, where he is the Program Leader of the Financing for Sustainable Development Initiative. At Investec Asset Management, an international investment management firm based in South Africa and the UK, Aniket currently serves as an investment strategist. In this role, Aniket works with the world’s largest institutional investors, from both the public and private sectors, to develop long-term portfolio investment strategies with a focus on emerging markets and Africa.

Prior to this role, Aniket worked at The Earth Institute at Columbia University where he served as Special Assistant to the Director, Professor Jeffrey Sachs. In this capacity, Aniket worked on international development projects in Africa, Asia and North America. Prior to that, Aniket was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs & Co, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the Financial Services Group.

In late 2013, he released his newest book, Learning from the World: New Ideas to Redevelop America, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Aniket has written for various publications and is often quoted in financial press including Institutional Investor around the world.

Aniket is a graduate of Yale University, where he collaborated closely with former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo and UN Deputy Secretary General Mark Malloch Brown. Since 2006, Aniket has been a member of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA.