Dr. Punita Kumar-Sinha

Independent Director

With over 30 years of experience in investment management and financial markets, Dr. Kumar-Sinha brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. In addition to her expertise in capital allocation, she has significant governance and board experience in India and North America. In the early 1990s, Dr. Kumar-Sinha pioneered some of the first foreign investments in the Indian subcontinent. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is the founder of Pacific Paradigm Advisors, an independent investment advisory and management firm that focuses on Asia. Previously, she served as Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and Head & Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone Asia Advisors. For almost 15 years, Dr. Kumar-Sinha served as the Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer for The India Fund (NYSE: IFN), one of the largest India funds in the US. Prior to joining Blackstone, Dr. Kumar-Sinha served as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Oppenheimer Asset Management and CIBC World Markets, where she also managed India and Asia funds. Additionally, she has worked at Battery march (a Legg Mason company), Standish Ayer & Wood (a BNY Mellon company), JP Morgan, and IFC/World Bank. In 2016, she was awarded the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability’s best woman director award.

  • Ph.D. in Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Chemical Engineering Undergraduate IIT, New Delhi
  • MBA, Drexel University, Philadelphia
  • CFA charter holder
Age 60 years
Nationality US
Appointed August 12, 2020
Tenure 1.6 years
Committee Membership Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Appointment Letter