Puja Kumar is Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary at Sagard and joined the firm in 2021. Puja Kumar is responsible for the oversight and management of legal matters relating to Sagard’s activities and operations, including fund formation, fundraising, investment and asset management activities. Puja is a member of the legal team and is based in Toronto, Canada.
Prior to Sagard, Puja Kumar was Vice-President, Legal Affairs for Fiera Private Alternative Investments Inc. at Fiera Capital Corp. providing extensive legal advice, guidance and services to different investment platforms and activities in infrastructure, real estate, private credit, agriculture, private equity and other private investment strategies worldwide. Prior to Fiera, Puja was Head of Legal for Third Eye Capital Corporation, a Toronto-based private debt firm specializing in innovative debt financing solutions. Prior to Third Eye Capital, Puja was a Senior Associate in the Financial Services Group at McMillan LLP.
Puja graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours from the Schulich School of Business, York University and obtained her LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario. Puja also holds multiple certifications from CSI Global Education and recently completed the CAIA Fundamentals Program. She has previously served on a number of not-for-profit governance, community and fundraising initiatives, most recently as Director of New Circles Community Services (Toronto).