Aditi Kumar is Senior Advisor in the Office of Industrial Policy at the Department of Defense, where she focuses on a range of issues including supply chain risk, foreign investment, and tech competition.
Aditi was previously the Executive Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she also led the Economic Diplomacy Initiative. Her research interests include U.S. international economic policy, financial technology, and financial regulation.
Aditi was a Principal at management consultancy Oliver Wyman in the financial services and public policy practices. She worked primarily with U.S. commercial and investment banks, as well as U.S. regulators and policymakers on designing and implementing financial regulation.
She also served as a Project Manager at the World Economic Forum, responsible for leading policy discussions among financial sector executives and policymakers on managing financial risk and designing effective global financial regulation.
She has a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Huntsman Program, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.