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Pooma Kimis

Pooma Kimis Director of Markets and Institutions

Pooma Kimis is Director of Markets and Institutions at OMFIF. She is responsible for building relationships with senior officials at central banks, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, hedge funds and their relevant counterparts. Kimis plays an active role in consolidating knowledge about the interfaces among these global public investors and enhancing OMFIF's institutional links. She is involved in coordinating OMFIF’s research activity with official institutions as well as the private sector. These include matters related to reserve management, cross-border capital flows and regulation, and asset allocation strategies of institutional investors.

Prior to joining OMFIF in January 2012, she was at a boutique private equity firm before moving into first the real estate finance team, and then, the fixed income team at a global investment bank.

Kimis takes a keen interest in entrepreneurship and social finance. She is Partner and Co-Founder at Earth Heir, a social enterprise of luxury ethical fashion aiming to support charities combating human trafficking and abuse. She is a mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme and Advisor at children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, under the royal patronage of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Born in Malaysia, Kimis speaks Malay, Tamil and French. She is closely involved in Asian and African affairs and frequently comments on current topics of interest.

She is an active University College London (UCL) alumnus and holds a postgraduate degree in Law.