Reuben Abraham is an Asia fellow at the Milken Institute, a Legatum Institute fellow and CEO and senior fellow at the IDFC Institute, which investigates issues of economic development and growth. IDFC's focus areas are rural-to-urban transitions, jobs and livelihoods and state capacity and governance. Abraham is also a non-resident scholar at the Marron Institute at New York University. He is on the international advisory board of Unicredit Bank and the boards of the Centre for Civil Society and THNK, the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, and is an independent director of the Economic Advancement Program at the Open Society Foundation. Previously, he was executive director of the Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions at the Indian School of Business. He was named to Wired's Smart List 2012: 50 People Who Will Change the World. He was also selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, where he is on the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals. He received an M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.