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Suresh Kumar (born February 1955) was appointed the Assistant Commerce Secretary for Trade Promotion and Director-General of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service by President Barack Obama on February 12, 2010.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Suresh Kumar was born in Secunderabad, India. His father was an Army Officer and his mother a musician. He spent the early part childhood in Delhi, where he attended Delhi’s St. Columba's School. He obtained a bachelors degree in Economics from Delhi University, an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, and is an alumnus of the Thunderbird International Consortium Program. Between 1970 and 1985 Kumar was news and sports anchor on national television in India.[2]

Currently, Kumar and his wife split their time between their residences in Princeton, NJ and Washington, DC. In addition to living in the United States, they have lived in India, Indonesia, Greece, Singapore and Canada and speak 6 languages. They have two adult children. Their daughter, Pooja Kumar, is an alumnus of Duke University and Harvard Medical School. She is a Rhodes Scholar and is currently working as a management consultant. Their son, Aditya Kumar, graduated from Georgetown University and holds a M.B.A. from Stanford University. Currently, he serves at the White House as the Deputy Assistant to the Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff.

Career[edit]

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Kumar has spent over thirty years as an international businessman, consultant, and professor of management educations. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Kumar led global businesses of major US corporations and been responsible for business units across all continents.

Most recently Kumar was President & Managing Partner of KaiZen Innovation, a management consulting firm, which he founded in 2004, that develops global commerce by establishing public-private collaborations that spur development, helping businesses extend their global footprint, and installing global marketing processes and programs. At KaiZen, Kumar consulted on projects for leading institutions and corporations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Development Bank and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). During his time as the Special Advisor to the Clinton Foundation, Kumar worked with Governments in Sub Saharan Africa and corporate CEOs to establish collaborative business models and execute farmer and market friendly programs to promote food security and stimulate economic development in the region

Kumar is published on issues related to global management and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Schulich School of Business at Toronto’s York University and Bombay University in India and was appointed Professor of International Business at Rutgers University EMBA program.

Kumar has also served on the Board and councils of several organizations, including World Self-Medication Industry (WSMI), the American Management Association (AMA), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. In 2004, Kumar was named Distinguished Executive-in-Residence by Thunderbird School of Global Management for his contributions to global trade.

References[edit]


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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:28:06 -0800

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:42:06 -0800

Former law and parliamentary affairs minister and Rajajinagar MLA S Suresh Kumar has described the recusal of five judges of High Court from hearing the rape case against Ramachandrapur Mutt seer Raghaveshwaraa Bharathi as “serious and alarming”.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:14:24 -0800

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:11:15 -0800

District Collector S.Suresh Kumar inaugurated the e-governance system in 17 cooperative societies in the district on Friday. The Collector said that all the 168 Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies and 6 Primary Agricultural Cooperative ...

Hindustan Times

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:56:15 -0800

The police claim to have rescued four-year-old Ajay Kumar, who was allegedly kidnapped by his neighbour in Kishangarh on Sunday. The police claimed that the accused, Suresh Kumar, was arrested at Ambala railway station, when he was planning to flee ...

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:33:45 -0800

BJP veteran Jagdish Mukhi, seeking a fifth straight victory from West Delhi's Janakpuri, should ideally have prepared for a straight fight with his Aam Aadmi Party rival. What brings a twist to the contest is his son-in-law, Suresh Kumar, who is ...

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:48:45 -0800

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