ROMITA SHAH | Foundation for a Smoke-Free World


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Research Senior Manager

Romita oversees global cross-cutting research, economic and policy analysis, programming, and partnerships in support of the Foundation’s mission. The multi-disciplinary nature of her role often requires building, managing, and leading teams pursuing high priority projects in low- and middle-income countries. Romita also supports the Foundation’s research initiatives and programs to help smallholder tobacco farmers to transition to alternative crops and livelihoods in tobacco-dependent economies.

Romita’s global experience in risk analysis and policy development includes roles at organizations in Singapore, India, and New York. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as a Senior Analyst at Control Risks and a Contributor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, providing in-region advisory services to corporates, international organizations, and governments with a focus on emerging markets. Romita also held positions at the Singapore government, the United Nations Association of Singapore, and General Electric.

Romita is based in Washington D.C. and is fluent in several South Asian languages including Hindi and Bengali. She holds a Master of Science in South Asian Studies from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Science from the National University of Singapore.

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