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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.


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.


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Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 04:48:45 -0700

Producer Suresh Kumar has launched a film school at Trivandrum, named Revathy Kalamandir Film Academy. The logo release of the school was held at Kochi on Saturday, where Mohanlal formally launched the logo. Priyadarshan, who was also one of the ...

The New Indian Express

Times of India
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:10:02 -0700

The speech that allegedly led to Suresh Kumar's murder was made at an RSS public meeting in Avadi on December 12, 2013, police said. Suresh Kumar sustained more than a dozen cut injuries, including a deep cut on the mouth for allegedly making ...


The American Bazaar
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:41:15 -0700

The producers and distributors are often the real losers in this film industry,” said G. Suresh Kumar, a fellow Malayalam film producer, to Gulf News, adding that “He was like a brother to me … He was the most down-to-earth person that I have ever met.”.
Times of India
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:37:30 -0700

While making his speech, Suresh Kumar observed that Priyadarshan, Mohanlal and himself stepped into films around the same time, when they were in their early twenties. "But luckily, all three of us survived. Mohanlal became an actor, Priyadarshan a ...
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:18:45 -0700

Producer Suresh Kumar, husband of actress Menaka Suresh and the owner of famous movie production house Revathi Kalamandhir, launched a new film school in Trivandrum. The film school which is named as Revathi Kalmandhir Film Academy was ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:03:45 -0700

CHENNAI: The police on Friday arrested the key conspirator in the murder of city-based Hindu Munnani leader K P Suresh Kumar. Kaja Muhaideen, member of a well known radical Muslim outfit, was nabbed in Cuddalore. He was part of a three-member ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:27:29 -0700

Singh is working in Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). S Suresh Kumar, a 2000 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as PS to Naidu, Minister for Urban Development. Kumar is presently working in his cadre state.
The Hindu
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:41:15 -0700

It freed Mr. Thangaraj on bail and ruled that Ms. Ponni and DSPs C. Pitchai and Suresh Kumar had committed contempt of court. The appeal is directed against this order. When the special leave petitions came up before a Bench of Justices T.S. Thakur, ...

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