Rakhi Kumar is Managing Director and Head of Corporate Governance at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). Her responsibilities include developing and implementing SSGA's global proxy voting policies and guidelines across all investment strategies, and managing SSGA's proxy voting activities and issuer engagement on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Rakhi is a member of SSGA's Proxy Review Committee, co-chair of SSGA's ESG Working Group, and is a member of the State Street Corporate Responsibility Working Group.
Prior to joining SSGA, Rakhi was Senior Research Analyst at Proxy Governance, Inc. She has also worked at the Institute of International Finance, Moody's Investors Service and Booz Allen Hamilton, among other organizations.
Rakhi earned her MBA ('02) from Yale University and her Bachelors of Commerce ('95) from Bombay University. She is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1997. In 2014, Rakhi was named as one of the ten people who had the most impact on corporate governance in the previous year by the Global Proxy Watch, a newsletter of international corporate governance and shareowner value.
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