Aditi Kumar Named Belfer Center Executive Director

| Fall/Winter 2018-2019

Eric Rosenbach and I are very pleased to welcome Aditi Kumar, who has joined us as Executive Director of the Belfer Center. 

From her public service at the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury to her work with senior business and public-sector leaders at Oliver Wyman and at the World Economic Forum, Aditi brings a rich set of experiences and talents to help lead the Belfer Center. In particular, her remarkable record of managing complex projects and high-performing teams, along with her scholarship on international affairs and financial and economic policy, gives her that rare blend of skills to excel as both a senior administrator and thought leader. 

Aditi has conducted extensive research and spoken about topics related to financial regulation, macroeconomic policy, fintech, and blockchain, and we expect she’ll contribute substantially to the Center’s world-class research.

An alumna of Harvard, Aditi earned dual degrees from Harvard’s Kennedy School and Business School with Masters in Public Policy and Business Administration, respectively. 

Born in India, Aditi moved to Missouri at age 10 and began quickly to distinguish herself. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Huntsman Program. 

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to return to the Kennedy School and work closely with the professors and mentors who shaped my time here,” Aditi said. “The Belfer Center is an influential contributor to the dialogue on global and international affairs, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to further develop and showcase the Center’s innovative ideas and research.” 

Ash Carter

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"Aditi Kumar Named Center's New Executive Director." Fall/Winter 2018-2019 Belfer Center Newsletter. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Summer 2018.