Washington D.C., (Diya TV) — Sunil Sabharwal, a respected independent investor, has become the first Indian-American to hold court in an executive position of the International Monetary Fund. Three weeks after his Senate confirmation, Sabharwal assumed his new role as Alternate Executive Director of the IMF on Wednesday.
Considered a cultured man, Sabharwal was born to an Indian father and Hungarian mother in New Delhi — his parents separated when Sabharwal was 9 years old, and he later moved to Budapest. He would go on to complete his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University, and his Masters degree from the London Business School.
Sabharwal credits a great deal of the business expertise and the savvy mind he’s developed to his time spent studying in the Midwest.
The U.S. controls 16.81 percent of IMF voting, this statistic alone speaks to the volume and power Sabharwal’s new position charges him with.