Ms. Kumar leads political, operational and security risk analysis for multiple Asia-Pacific countries, primarily India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal, as an analyst for the IHS Markit Country Risk team. Previously, she was an entrepreneur in New Delhi focused on promoting participatory policymaking by facilitating dialogue between members of parliament and citizens in India. Ms. Kumar holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. She also holds a First-Class Bachelor of Arts in political science, with minors in English literature and economics from the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. She is fluent in English and four Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Gujarati.