Sony Kapoor’s career spans working in the financial sector, with civil society and on public policy across several countries.
As Managing Director of Re-Define since 2008, an economic and financial think tank that advises policy makers and civil society in the EU and internationally, he is deeply involved in finding a solution to the on-going economic and financial crises. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He was elected Chairman of the Banking Stakeholder Group of the European Banking Authority in mid-2011. During 2011 Mr. Kapoor was an expert Visiting Fellow at the European Commission dealing with Economic Governance, Financial Reform and the Euro Crisis.
Prior to this, Mr. Kapoor was a strategy adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway from 2007, a strategy adviser to Oxfam Novib in the Netherlands and in charge of Development Economics at Christian Aid UK from 2005. He was member of the boards of international NGOs such as Eurodad (European Debt & Development), the international Tax Justice Network and Stamp out Poverty. He has been an expert consultant on international finance and development to the World Bank, the United Nations and several governments in the developed and developing worlds and helped set up the inter-governmental task force on illicit financial flows.
He started his career in 1998 doing commercial banking at ICICI, one of India’s top banks and then worked on Leveraged Finance at Lehman Brothers in London. By 2004 he had quit the financial industry completely to devote himself fully to the pursuit of his interests in public policy, international governance and financial reform.