Kabir Sehgal

Kabir Sehgal
CNBC Contributor

Kabir Sehgal was a vice president in emerging-market equities at J.P. Morgan in New York. He has traveled to over 25 developing countries to gather and generate investment advice for large, multi-strategy institutional investors. In addition, he helped place the Alibaba IPO, the largest in history. He began his career by founding an online educational network.

He is the author of six books including, "Coined:The Rich Life of Money And How Its History Has Shaped Us," "Walk in My Shoes," "Jazzocracy," "A Bucket of Blessings," "The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk," and "Festival of Colors."

Sehgal is also a Grammy-winning producer, composer, musician, librettist, and liner-note writer. He has produced many albums including "The Offense of the Drum," which won the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album. He also produced "Cuba: The Conversation Continues," that was recorded in Havana. He co-founded an arts non-profit organization that merged with the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.

Sehgal is an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as a speech writer on a presidential campaign. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics. Follow him on Twitter @HiKabir.


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