Business Standard appoints Sanjaya Baru as consulting Editor

Sanjaya Baru has been appointed as the consulting editor of BS, and will assume duties from October 1, 2009. Baru will subsequently take over as the editor of the newspaper from January 1, 2010.

Baru has an experience in varied fields, including academics, journalism and government services. He was associated with Financial Express (FE), after which he worked with National University of Singapore and then at PM Manmohan Singh’s office as his media advisor.

During his career spanning more than a decade, Baru has worked with The Economic Times (ET), The Times of India and ICRIER (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations).

An economist by training and a former Chief Editor of the Financial Express, Dr. Baru was appointed as the Prime Minister’s media advisor in May 2004.

Dr. Baru has authored three books, and his latest — “Strategic Consequences of India’s Economic Performance”- was praised by critics.

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