Deeba Farhat, a Kashmiri by origin, has served as an officer of the Indian Revenue Service and has worked with the ministry of finance in India’s government. As a civil servant, she has years of expertise in public finance and also has vast financial and legal knowledge in governance and policy.
Deeba has managed key portfolios in domestic and international taxation wherein she has interacted in a professional capacity with those in leadership roles for multinational corporations. She possesses diverse experience ranging from human resource management within the government to implementation of developmental programs in rural areas. Moreover, she has volunteered with organizations in the education sector, particularly those serving women. Her academic interests focus on public finance, development economics, international taxation, administrative law, and public policy. As a master of global affairs student, Deeba is the recipient of a McKenna Center Fellowship.