Kabir Sehgal works in corporate strategy at First Data Corporation, a global payments technology firm in New York, which completed one of the largest IPOs on the New York Stock Exchange in 2015. Previously, he was a vice president in emerging market equities at J.P. Morgan, and he traveled to more than 25 developing countries to gather and generate investment advice for large, multi-strategy institutional investors. He helped place the Alibaba IPO, the largest in history. He began his career by founding an online education network.
He is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve books including five non-fiction books such as "Coined: The Rich Life Of Money And How Its History Has Shaped Us," "Fandango at the Wall," and "Jazzocracy." Among his works are six children's books such as "The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk" and "A Bucket of Blessings" (adapted for stage production). He also wrote a book of poetry with Deepak Chopra "Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome."
He is a Multi-Grammy Award & Latin Grammy Award winner who has produced albums such as "Cuba: The Conversation Continues" and "Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom." His productions have garnered ten nominations and seven awards. Sehgal is a composer, librettist, and musician who wrote an opera on the European financial crisis. He co-founded an arts non-profit organization that merged with the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.
Sehgal is a US Navy veteran and reserve officer who served on active duty with special operations in the Middle East, and he received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He served as a speechwriter on a presidential campaign and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Sehgal is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics. He is an Atlanta Braves fan. Follow him on Twitter @HiKabir.