Mr. Krisna Guha is vice chairman of Evercore ISI and heads the Global Policy and Central Bank Strategy Team based in Washington, D.C. Evercore ISI’s Policy team is ranked No. 1 and Mr. Guha is ranked No. 1 in individual on the Institutional Investor’s All‐America Team for Washington research, which is based on a survey of global asset managers.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Guha was executive vice president, member of the management committee and head of the communications group at the New York Fed from 2010 to 2013. In this capacity he led the New York Fed’s external relations, acted as a senior advisor to President William C Dudley on monetary policy strategy and policy communication, and served as a member of the New York Fed’s Executive Committee on Financial Stability and Regulatory Policy. Mr. Guha also chaired the New York Fed’s policy speech-writing process, co-chaired its housing policy working group and managed a department of about 60 officials. As a member of the management committee, he shared responsibility for charting the overall strategy of the New York Fed, developing its capabilities, and evaluating and managing risks faced by the institution.
Before joining the New York Fed, Mr. Guha was a senior writer on global economics and economic policy at the Financial Times, where he held a series of senior positions including U.S. economics editor, Lex columnist and editorial leader writer (member of the editorial board). He was awarded the Best in Business award by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the Excellence in Financial Journalism award by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants for his work on the financial crisis.
Mr. Guha is a member of the Economic Club of New York, NABE and the National Association for Business Economics and has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Fulbright Association, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council, a member of the EU-Japan Forum and a fellow at Japan’s Keizai Koho Center and Nihon Shinbun Kyokai. He has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe and Asia and in 1993 took part in a joint Anglo-Chinese expedition to cross the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang Province, China.
Mr. Guha was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and won the C.V. Starr award.