Shailja Bang Shah is a Thematic Research Analyst and has experience in leading and managing Composite Index projects. At Portulans Institute, she is responsible for project management, research, policy analysis, and communications support for an upcoming composite index in association with VinUniversity. She is also the Co-Author and Lead Researcher for the Emerging Markets Economic Growth and ESG (EMI D-ESG) Country Ranking, a composite index published and created by the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) at Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Previously, she has worked with J.P. Morgan in geopolitical and macroeconomic research, where she covered market-moving events like the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences of unconventional monetary policy, outlook for the 2020 US elections, and the evolving U.S.-China trade tensions. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (India) with a Bachelors in Commerce from the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (University of Mumbai). She is a partner at Imperium Partners, a research firm which specialises in Thematic Research.