Vikram Nehru is the Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. From 2011 to 2016, he was the Chair in Southeast Asian Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he continues to serve as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow. Prior to that, Vikram Nehru served in the World Bank, including in a number of senior management positions. His last position there was chief economist and director for poverty reduction, economic management, and private and financial sector development for East Asia and the Pacific. Before moving to the World Bank’s East Asia Region, Vikram Nehru was the Director of the World Bank’s Economic Policy and Debt Department. His portfolio at the World Bank also included serving as lead economist on Indonesia and China, as well as senior economist for Ghana. Prior to joining the World Bank, he held an administrative position with the government of India.
Vikram Nehru was elected an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College in 2023.