Senior Analyst, Asia


Asia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Shailesh Kumar analyzes political and economic risks and developments in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. He closely follows the Indian government's economic, security, and foreign policies, as well as its relations with the US and immediate neighbors. He evaluates India's monetary and fiscal policies, capital markets developments, and the broader reform agenda, and also monitors India's central and state politics and their implications for one another.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Shailesh was the India economist at the US Department of Treasury. He worked on US-India economic relations and policies aimed at deepening India's capital markets and increasing foreign investments. He previously held positions at various investment banks as a global macro investment professional, where he focused on international fixed income and currency markets. Shailesh has a master's degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a dual bachelor's degree in finance and marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is an avid (if not rabid) “Simpsons” fan and aviation enthusiast who is building a replica model airport to scale.