Puru Trivedi is Meridian’s Vice President of External and Corporate Affairs, with direct responsibility for managing and curating the Meridian Corporate Council, along with leading a team of 14 focused on Institutional Advancement, Corporate Affairs and Communications across the organization. Prior to joining Meridian, Puru worked across the financial services, policy advocacy and consulting industries. Most recently, Puru was Head of Services to Government for APCO Worldwide and Deputy Country Director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce / US-India Business Council in New Delhi. While at the at the US Chamber, Puru represented the policy advocacy agenda of major US companies to the Government of India. Prior to joining the USIBC, Puru worked with private equity secondaries with State Street in Boston and Fimeris/Fidequity in London. He started his career with Salomon Smith Barney Citigroup in Manhattan and Bank of America Private Bank in Boston.
Puru is on the Board of the United Nations Association (NCA), Fiscal Note Executive Institute in Washington, the US-Mexico Foundation (YAC) Board, and the Project X Global Advisory Board in London, UK. He attended Boston University’s School of Management for a B.Sc in Finance, and received an MBA with honors from Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Puru is fluent in Hindi and conversant in Spanish, and has travelled to 45 countries. He has published articles in The Diplomatic Courier, The Washington Diplomat and Modern Diplomacy EU, and frequently comments on US-South Asia relations. Originally from the Greater Boston Area, Puru has lived, worked and studied in Saudi Arabia, England, China and India. He. his wife Kriti Doval and daughter reside in Washington, DC.