Vinayak Nagaraj

I work for the New Zealand Aid Programme, which is a part of the Pacific and Development Group at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. I manage a team of people passionate about economics, governance, trade and labour mobility. I am also the Ministry’s chief development economist. I most enjoy the politics and context of what I do (I’m a wannabe sociologist/political scientist).

My previous lives have involved hair and travel. And residency at two Finance Ministries (New Zealand, Zambia), a Central Bank (Guyana), an investment bank (Deutsche Bank), and two universities (LSE, Loyola College in Chennai).

I am bald, hypertensive, always want to know why, and love treating people to flashes of my stereotypically Indian upbringing.

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