About Sony Kapoor
Sony Kapoor is an international expert in finance and development. He has been the Managing Director of Re-Define, an economic and financial think tank since 2008. Re-Define advises policy makers and civil society on ways to improve both the quality of public debate and policy-making. Sony has been an expert visiting Fellow at the European Commission and the European Parliament advising on Economic Governance, Financial Reform and the Euro Crisis. He was elected to be the first Chairman of the European Banking Authority’s Banking Stakeholder Group, and still chairs its Systemic Risk Work-group. Sony is also currently both a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Strategy Adviser to the Systemic Risk Centre.
Sony’s career has spanned commercial banking, trading derivatives, leveraging finance and offering consulting services on derivatives across various companies and countries. His focus then moved to where he is today, being committed to finding solutions to the on-going economic and financial crises.
Sony Kapoor is also widely published on topics of the Euro crisis, financial reform and international governance. He has written a book ‘The Financial Crisis – Causes and Cures’, which talks to the non-finance specialist, written for policy makers inside and outside of government. He has also written numerous articles for newspapers and is often interviewed by TV as well as giving seminars and guest lectures to academics and economic governmental bodies.
Re-Define is working with financial institutions, investors and regulators on understanding the large systemic changes underway in the financial system and what can be done to manage these in a manner that is least disruptive for the fragile real economy. In particular, several business models are becoming obsolete even as new opportunities arise. Understanding this does not just provide a competitive advantage but may actually be crucial for survival.Sony Kapoor