Raj is the founding president & editor-in-chief of Devex, the media platform for the global development community. Devex is committed to ensuring that global development efforts do more good for more people.
Raj is also the author of The Business of Changing the World. Since it was published last year Mr. Kumar has been asked to present to boards, executive teams, and global staff at organizations like the Gates Foundation, CARE, and Deloitte on how the trends in the book could impact their work.
Raj began his career in political campaigns and spent several years as a political strategist, first as a member of the national advance team for President Bill Clinton and ultimately as a principal and political director for the leading Democratic polling firm Penn and Schoen. He conducted exit polling and provided advice on several presidential campaigns around the world, and was on the ground during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the referendum to recall Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. With some friends from Georgetown University Mr. Kumar created and sold a successful financial media dot-com company.
Mr. Kumar began Devex in 2000 when he was a graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School. Devex was created as a social enterprise that would connect and inform development professionals and aid workers all over the world. Today, Devex has 100+ full-time staff around the world and serves a global audience of more than 1 million aid workers and development professionals.
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