Independent Director
Punita Kumar Sinha
Dr. Punita Kumar Sinha is an Independent Director of our Company. She is also the Founding Partner of Pacific Paradigm Advisors, an independent investment advisory and management firm focused on Asia. Prior to founding Pacific Paradigm Advisors, she was a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and the Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone Asia Advisors. In her previous role, Dr. Kumar-Sinha was Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc., and CIBC World Markets, where she helped open one of the first India advisory offices for a foreign firm. She also worked at Batterymarch (a Legg Mason company), Standish Ayer & Wood (a BNY Mellon company), JP Morgan and IFC/World Bank.

Dr. Kumar-Sinha has a PhD and a Master’s Degree 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, Delhi. She is an MBA and is also a CFA Charter holder. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is a member of the Board of Governors at CFA Institute; and is also a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a Charter Member and was a Board Member of TIE-Boston. Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi.

During her 25-year career, Dr. Punita Kumar-Sinha has focused on investment management and financial markets. She has spearheaded some of the first foreign investments into the Indian equity markets in the early 1990s. Dr Kumar-Sinha has been associated with our company since July 2021.