People

Tarqeq leadership

ABHIJNAN REJ

Founder & Chief Scientist and Designated Partner

Abhijnan REJ leads Tarqeq’s research and development activities, and consulting and training engagements. He has worked on strategic and security studies, mathematical physics, economic policy, finance, and technology, and has also been a mathematics lecturer, in course of a unique career spanning think tanks, consulting, media, corporate R&D, and academia. He is author of more than 30 research papers, reports, and briefs, and more than 330 media articles and essays.

RASHMI REKHA MISHRA

Research Manager and Designated Partner

Rashmi Rekha MISHRA curates and maintains internal and proprietary research databases at Tarqeq, and leads the firm’s administration and project management. She holds a first-class B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Mathematics & Computing from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. An accomplished artist, Mishra also holds a Chitra Visharad diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh.

ASIM KUMAR REJ, IB(P)S (Retd.)

Senior Advisor

Mr. Asim Kumar REJ joined All India Radio in 1975 and was inducted into the newly-created Indian Broadcasting (Programme) Service in 1990. Mr. Rej retired in JAG (Selection Grade), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, as Station Director, All India Radio, Kolkata in 2006. Since then, he has pursued an active second career as a well-known author and speaker on Indian and Western art. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, Mr. Rej also holds an MA in Ancient Indian History and Culture from the University of Calcutta.

SAMIR PURI, PhD

Senior Advisor

Dr Samir PURI has 17 years of experience in the academic, think tank and public sectors. His most recent role was Senior Fellow in Urban Security and Hybrid Warfare at the International Institute for Strategic Studies based in Singapore. In 2018-19 he was Assistant Head of Research at the UK Ministry of Defence’s think tank DCDC. In 2017 he was seconded to the Commonwealth Secretariat to author its strategy on countering violent extremism. Earlier in his career, he was a lecturer in War Studies at King’s College London (2015-18); served in the UK Foreign Office (2009-15); and was a Defence Analyst at RAND Europe (2006-09). Dr Puri has authored four books, most recently Russia’s Road to War in Ukraine (Biteback, 2022), and The Great Imperial Hangover (Atlantic, 2020). Dr Puri holds a PhD from Cambridge University, an MA in War Studies from King’s and a BA in History and Politics from Warwick University.

Tarqeq Research LLP provides bespoke research-based solutions and training to help meet a wide range of global security challenges of concern to businesses, national and subnational governments using cutting-edge methods steeped in contemporary scientific traditions.