Tarika Roy and Soumya Gupta

Tarika Roy, an Indian Railway Accounts Service officer, is currently Joint Secretary in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. She has served as Financial Advisor in the Railways. She worked with the Ministry of External Affairs as Director, Indian Council of World Affairs and Director, Central Europe. Roy has also been a lecturer at Hindu College, Delhi. A national basketball player, she represented Delhi and is interested in mountaineering and archaeology. She is married to Sanjeev and has two daughters, Arshia and Mahika.

Soumya Gupta is an Indian Foreign Service officer currently serving in the Ministry of External Affairs. She was posted in the Embassy of India, Berlin as Second Secretary and Head of the Economic and Commerce Wing and in the MEA in the Central Europe Division. Gupta has worked as an investment banker in London and an M&A specialist with the Big 4 in India. She also has experience in academics and policy advocacy from her stints at the London School of Economics and at an international NGO. Her interests include dramatics, music, travel, gastronomy, cycling and yoga.