Dr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Senior Adviser, Khazanah Research Institute


DR. JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM is Senior Adviser at the Khazanah Research Institute.

He is also Visiting Fellow at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University. He was a member of the Economic Action Council, chaired by the seventh Malaysian Prime Minister, and the 5-member Council of Eminent Persons appointed by him.

He was also Professor at the University of Malaya (1986-2004), member of the National Economic Consultative Council (1989-1992), President of the Malaysian Social Science Association, Founder-Chair of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development (2005-2012), Assistant Director General for Economic and Social Development, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (2012-2015) and third Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia (2016-2017). He received the 2007 Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.