Joan Feldbaum-Vidra is the Managing Director of the Sovereigns group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Joan brings over 20 years of experience working in country risk. She was recently the Head of Sovereigns at ARC Ratings, based in Europe. Feldbaum-Vidra has also worked for several years as a consultant to institutional investors mostly interested in emerging markets and frontier economies. She began her career as a Sovereign Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service where she worked for 15 years. Joan holds a BS from Cornell University and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.