Maithreyi Seetharaman is a London-based international political, economics and business broadcaster with over 17 year’s global experience. She is the founder of Facultas Media Limited, a multimedia content creation company and Co-Chair of Fortune Magazine’s ‘Fortune Most Powerful Women International’ Summits. In this role, she represents Fortune MPW in the UK, Europe, Africa & Asia. She is also host and executive editor of Real Economy, which recently completed its fifth season on Euronews NBC. Ms Seetharaman is additionally an Advisory Board Member of Docusign.
Previously, Ms Seetharaman was co-host of CNBC Europe’s Squawk Box Europe and Capital Connection. She has also been an anchor and stocks editor for Bloomberg Television in London and New York. Before joining Bloomberg, she was a prime time anchor for CNBC TV18 in India and a reporter for the Indian financial daily ‘The Financial Express‘.
Ms Seetharaman holds a Master’s in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University, New York, and a Master’s in Journalism from Bond University, Australia.
The unprecedented fallouts from the corona-pandemic have been met by an unparalleled global response. Central banks, national governments and international institutions everywhere have mobilized firepower to soften the blows to the economy, stabilize financial markets and mitigate adverse effects on jobs. In Europe, the pandemic has exposed the flaws in the EU’s economic architecture and the inadequacy of its existing policy toolkit to tackle the economic calamity. Discretionary fiscal responses were rolled out by national governments, alongside the ECB’s asset purchase programme, with the latter being the only supranational steppingstone firmly in place until the Macron-Merkel initiative offset a series of meaningful negotiations on a shared European rescue package, featuring a common European debt instrument. The call is open to put forth the cornerstones of national Recovery and Resilience strategies, a prerequisite to access the funds from the Facility. How are countries planning to allocate these funds to enable a deeper structural transformation of their economies, and how do these national strategies square with European strategic priorities? With green and digital twin transitions at the heart of the recovery, how can these plans reconcile thorough economic stabilization and the need to reset on a more sustainable and resource-efficient growth trajectory?