PK Basu is managing director and regional head of research and economics at Maybank Kim Eng Securities Pte. Ltd. (the largest Asian-owned investment bank in South-east Asia). Having joined the group in April 2012, he is focusing on strengthening the Maybank Kim Eng group’s suite of equity, fixed-income and economics research products. Between May 2007 and February 2012, PK was managing director and chief economist for Asia (ex-Japan) at Daiwa Capital Markets, based in Singapore. Prior to that, he was Chief Economist at Khazanah Nasional Bhd. (Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund and government holding company). Between April 1998 and April 2003, he was chief economist (SE Asia & India) at Credit Suisse First Boston, and was ranked among the top-3 Asian economists in the Asset poll of fixed-income fund managers in 2001 and 2002, and among the top-5 Asian economists in the Asiamoney equity poll in 2000 and 2001; in the latter, he was also ranked #1 for Singapore macroeconomics for 3 consecutive years, #2 for Malaysia macroeconomics, #3 for Thailand and India macroeconomics. PK previously worked as an Asian regional economist at Wharton Econometrics (in Philadelphia) and UBS Securities (in Singapore). PK Basu has dual master's degrees in Government Administration and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA (Hons) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He co-authored India as a new Global Leader (London, 2005), has written Op-Ed articles for theInternational Herald Tribune, Asian Age, The Statesman, The Business Times (Singapore), India Today, BBC Online, The Star (Malaysia) and The Edge (SE Asia), and is a regular commentator on the BBC, CNBC, NDTV-Profit and other TV/media outlets. PK is also the President of the India Club, Singapore, and owns Carron Tea Estate on the India/Bhutan border.