Dr Yougesh Khatri

Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme (based in Singapore)


Yougesh’s career spans over the past 25 years in academia, international organizations, and the financial sector. After leaving LSE in 1998, he spent the next 11 years with the IMF (based in Washington D.C., Jakarta and Tokyo).

In 2010 he moved to the private sector, initially joining Nomura Securities in Singapore and then GIC in 2011. In recent years he has been investing, consulting, and teaching - he developed and taught the International Elective at Imperial Business School (2015-17) and was a visiting lecturer at Cambridge’s Judge Business School (2018).

His work and research interests span global macroeconomics, economic development and long-term asset management.

In addition to being an associate fellow at Chatham House, Yougesh is also an associate professor of practice at Nanyang Business School (Singapore), academic director for the MSc in Asset and Wealth Management (offered through the Wealth Management Institute at NTU, Singapore), managing director of Alphanomiks (a Singapore-based consultancy), senior international advisor to the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance or PROSPERA (Jakarta), and a consultant with the Asian Development Bank.

Yougesh did his PhD in Reading after an undergraduate degree at LSE.

Past experience

2015-18 Alphanomiks (consulting for GIC, ADB and AIPEG) and investing
2011-14 Head of economics, (co-head of economics and capital markets), GIC (formerly known as Government of Singapore Investment Corporation)
2010-11 Head of ASEAN economics, Nomura Securities Ltd, Singapore
1998-2009 Senior economist/resident representative, IMF (Washington DC, Jakarta, Tokyo)
1995-98 Centre for Research into Economics and Finance in Southern Africa, London School of Economics, UK
1993-94; 1995-98 Lecturer and research associate, Department of Management, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
1994-95 Post-doctoral research, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, UK