Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan
Fellow and Former Head, Trade, Commerce and Strategic Economic Dialogue, NITI Aayog, Government of India(Oct 2021 - Till Now)
An economist, data scientist, and interdisciplinary researcher with over two decades of experience in academic, government, corporate and startup settings, based in Seattle USA, and occasionally in New Delhi India.
Also, a former diplomat, management consultant, policy advisor, and published author of 8 books and 250+ research papers, articles and Opeds in leading journals, magazines and newspapers, with thousands of citations and media coverage.
Served the Government of India at the rank of Joint Secretary, as the Lead Adviser and Head of Trade, Commerce, Strategic Economic Dialogue, International Cooperation and Vision India@2047, and currently as a Fellow. Also served as a senior advisor and consultant to many governments like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Cyprus, EU, USA, Canada, UK, Mongolia, etc., and international organizations like World Bank, UN, WHO, FAO, etc.
Worked with many leading academic organizations in a full-time or affiliate faculty roles - such as Purdue, University of Washington Seattle, Oregon State University, and Boston College, while also visiting many other universities like Harvard, MIT, University of British Columbia, LSE, IITs, IIMs, etc., as a speaker or research collaborator.
Also worked as a senior consultant with leading corporates such as McKinsey, PWC, KPMG, Aditya Birla Group, Google, Shriram Finance etc. Developed robust analytical tools based on AI & economic modeling and strategic insights for positive policy advocacy and business strategy. Advised numerous startups in new technologies and other sectors.
Established a new global analytics consulting firm Infisum with offices and clients worldwide.