Founder & CEO, Vanda Insights
Vandana Hari has more than two decades of experience providing intelligence on the global oil and gas markets to executives in the industry and related services, government officials and agencies, as well as wealth managers. Before launching Vanda Insights in September 2016, Vandana served as Asia Editorial Director at S & P Global Platts, a leading information provider on the global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agricultural markets. In that role, she oversaw the regional commodities news and pricing operations and led the company’s business strategy and external stakeholder engagements. During her career with Platts, Vandana has assessed spot crude and refined product prices, covered news, and written research and analytical reports. Prior to Platts, Vandana has served in various editorial positions in The Times of India, the South Asian magazine, and EDN Asia, an electronics design magazine in the Reed Business Information group. Vandana has a bachelor’s degree in science from India’s MD University and post-graduate diplomas in communication and social journalism. Her expert opinions are featured in the international as well as Asian print media. She writes a monthly column in the Nikkei Asian Review and is an insights contributor on Smartkarma. Vandana’s expert views on the oil markets are regularly featured on TV and radio channels including Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC, and Singapore’s Channel News Asia.