2011 Milken Institute Summit
Raj Kumar is co-founder and president of Devex, a social enterprise that operates the world's most popular international development website, www.devex.com. Founded when Kumar was a graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School, Devex has offices in five countries and a global staff of 100. Kumar has been profiled in the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Forbes and The Washington Post, where Devex was called the "Bloomberg of foreign aid." Prior to Devex, Kumar co-founded the successful Internet start-up SmartPortfolio.com, which was sold to TheStreet.com in 2000. He was also principal and political director of the political consulting firm Penn Schoen Berland. Kumar has served as a strategist for campaigns in the U.S. and around the world, including as a member of the national advance team for President Clinton. Kumar is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.