Shailesh Kumar is the senior economist and Head of The Hartford’s Country, Credit, and Economic Research team (CCER). In this capacity, he oversees the department’s global macro-economic, geopolitical, and single name credit research platform to determine implications for risk around the world. Before joining The Hartford, Shailesh managed the Asia political risk research and advisory practice at Eurasia Group and concurrently served as the firm’s lead analyst for South Asia. Prior to Eurasia Group, Shailesh was an economist at the US Department of Treasury where he served in various senior functions including developing the US government’s economic policies and engagement strategy with India, managing the “Markets Room,” a unit that monitored and forecasted global political and economic risk events for the President of the United States and senior administration officials, and formulating policies for the US Treasury market including issuing government securities to finance the nation’s deficit. Earlier in his career, Shailesh held positions at various investment banks as a global macro investment professional, where he focused on international economics and politics with respect to their implications for fixed income and currency markets. Shailesh holds a master's degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a dual bachelor's degree in finance and marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University.