Punita Kumar-Sinha, PhD, CFA, has focused on investment management and financial markets during her 30-year career. She also has significant governance and Board experience across India and North America. Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been investing in emerging markets since the late 1980s and pioneered some of the first foreign investments in the Indian subcontinent in the early 1990s.Currently, she is the Founding Partner, Pacific Paradigm Advisors, an independent investment advisory focused on Asia and is a Chairperson of InCred AMC. Over the last decade, she has served as an Independent Director and Chair of many Board committees for several companies in India including Infosys, JSW Steel, Blackstone Embassy REIT, Rallis, Jagran and Lupin Limited. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is also a Governor on the board of the CFA Institute, which is the premier association for investment professional globally. Additionally, she joined the CFA Institute Research Foundation Board of Trustees. Prior to this, Dr. Kumar-Sinha was a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and the Head & Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone Asia Advisors. Dr. Kumar-Sinha was also the Senior Portfolio Manager and CIO for The India Fund (NYSE: IFN), one of the largest India funds in the US, for almost 15 years; during this time, she managed several Asia funds as well. Prior to joining Blackstone, Dr. Kumar-Sinha was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. and CIBC World Markets, where she also managed India and Asia funds. She has also worked at Batterymarch (a Legg Mason company), Standish Ayer & Wood (a BNY Mellon company), JP Morgan, and IFC/World Bank. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is frequently featured in the media and at global conferences as an expert commentator on Asian capital markets and women’s issues. She has also anchored many TV shows on major economic trends, key policy issues for India, and global capital markets. Dr. Kumar-Sinha has a PhD and a master’s in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering with Distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. She has an MBA and is a CFA charter holder. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is a member of CFA Institute, a member of the CFA societies of Boston and India, a TiE Charter Member, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi. In addition she was awarded the Best Woman Director 2016 by Asian Centre For Corporate Governance and Sustainability. Dr. Kumar-Sinha was featured as one of the top 2019 Directors to Watch: Racial and Ethnic Diversity by Directors and Boards publication. Dr. Kumar-Sinha was featured in the list of “Most Influential Women” in India by Business World.