Rumu Sarkar is an attorney with extensive emerging markets and development finance institution experience. In the course of her career she has structured, drafted and negotiated project finance documents for capital infrastructure public-private partnerships (PPP) in Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Zambia in the power, transportation, and telecommunications sectors, negotiated various teaming and joint venture agreements and established wholly-owned LLCs to operate in Thailand and Vietnam, and conducted due diligence related thereto. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences & Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Division of Global Health, in Bethesda, MD.
Prior to working with MNS Ms. Sarkar served as Assistant General Counsel for Administrative Affairs for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Prior to that she served as staff attorney with the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Ms. Sarkar was also the former General Counsel for the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Commission. She also served as the General Counsel for the Overseas Basing Commission, prior to joining the BRAC Commission. She began her career as a litigation associate with two Wall Street law firms in New York. Ms. Sarkar was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2016 during which period she lectured at the John Paul II School of Law in Lublin, Poland. She served on the Advisory Board for Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and was also an Adjunct Law Professor and a Visiting Researcher at the Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Sarkar is a member of the Bars of New York, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court. She completed her undergraduate studies at Barnard College, Columbia University; her law degree from the Antioch School of Law; and her Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree, and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Newnham College, Cambridge University.