Dr. Kumar's work as a business leader and academic spans North America, Europe, Latin America, and his home country, India. Prior to joining Hult, Dr. Kumar was President at United World College (UWC-USA) with a focus on innovation, experiential learning, and fundraising. Immediately prior, he was Chief Academic Officer at Hult for four years during the rapid growth and globalization phase.
Dr. Kumar started his career in consulting. As an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co. he built e-commerce businesses and led strategy projects for clients in Financial Services, HealthCare, and Heavy Industry. He then launched and led the Technology Infrastructure Practice at CEB (now Gartner) providing 600+ clients with advisory, benchmarking and executive education products.
In the past 5 years he has taught at Georgetown, Harvard, Hult, Toulouse Business School, and University of Maryland. His main teaching interests are in Strategy & Innovation, Behavioral Science, and Data Science.
He holds a PhD in International Economics from Princeton and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mathematics and Economics from MIT.