Mrs. Rishi is seconded from the Republic of India and is posted as a Director at the IORA Secretariat, Mauritius, which she joined on 20th May 2016.
Mrs. Rishi is a serving officer of the Indian Civil Services. Her duties cover a range of cross-cutting topics in the IORA priority areas, with her main area of focus being Maritime Safety and Security, Disaster Risk Management, Renewable Energy and the flagship the Indian Ocean Dialogues. She also chairs the Advisory Committee that oversees the administrative and financial functioning of the office of the Chair of Indian Ocean Studies.
Her previous postings have dealt with inter/intra governmental and public liaising and coordination for policy formulation and capacity building. She has served as the interface between various Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (mainly, the Ministries of Home Affairs, External Affairs, Energy, Health, Tourism, Human Resources, Power, etc.) and her parent service cadre on wide-ranging matters comprising regional cooperation and development, government-public interaction, infrastructure development, human resource development, internal security and VIP security related matters, law and order, e-governance, etc.
Mrs. Rishi holds a B.A. (Honors) degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, followed by a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.