Melissa manages Editorial and Research operations for Asia Briefing in India.
Her work as an editor and analyst includes producing business intelligence and market research for open-source and subscription publications on the India Briefing website, magazines, business and tax guides, and special issue reports. She provides editorial support and management across Asia Briefing’s regional platforms.
Melissa also conducts research on markets in China, ASEAN, and South Asia. She monitors legal and regulatory developments that are of interest to foreign investors and multinational companies.
Prior to joining Dezan Shira, Melissa studied Politics and International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University, following it up with a specialization in Middle East politics, focusing on the Arabian Gulf region. She is an avid contributor to academic publications on politics, strategy, and foreign policy. She is a native of Delhi, India.