Neelkanth Mishra is a Managing Director, the India Strategist and co-head of Asia Pacific Strategy for Credit Suisse. He has been rated among the best analysts in India by the Institutional Investor and Asia Money polls. He is part of the Advisory Council to the Fifteeth Finance Commission, and has been an advisor to committees appointed by the Government of India—such as the RNR Committee on GST and the FRBM Review Committee. He writes frequently in prominent newspapers and magazines on economic issues. Neelkanth has worked on Metals & Mining, Indian Pharmaceuticals, Taiwan IC design, semiconductor foundries and Asian tech strategy research, based out of Mumbai, Singapore and Taipei. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he was a Senior Technical Architect with Infosys Technologies. He has also worked with Hindustan Lever Limited and has been an entrepreneur. Neelkanth is a gold medalist from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, graduating in computer science and engineering, and was ranked fourth in the prestigious entrance exam to the IITs. He is currently based in Mumbai.