He is the former chief economic advisor of India and a senior economist. He served as executive director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), representing India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan
The government appointed Arvind Virmani as a full-time member of NITI Aayog. He is the former chief economic advisor of India and a senior economist.
The Prime Minister of India heads the Aayog which presently has three members, V K Saraswat, Ramesh Chand and VK Paul. , It is the premier think-tank of government of India.
The cabinet secretariat in a notification said that the Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Arvind Virmani as full-time member of NITI Aayog with immediate effect and until further orders, on the same terms and conditions as are applicable to full-time members of NITI Aayog.”
Prior to his experience as executive director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), representing India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, he served as the 13th chief economic adviser in the finance ministry from 2007 to 2009.
Also, from February 2013 to August 2016, he served as a member of the technical advisory committee of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monetary Policy.
Virmani is the founder-chairman of Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare.
In the macroeconomics, growth and finance, international trade and tariffs and international relations sectors, he has published various articles.
His books include The Sudoku of India’s Growth, From Uni-polar To Tri polar World: Multi-polar Transition Paradox, Propelling India From Socialist Stagnation To Global Power.