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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 bachelor's 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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Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald
Thu, 14 May 2015 13:15:00 -0700

Speaking with mediapersons separately on Thursday in Bengaluru, both Suresh Kumar and Kumaraswamy attacked the government for carrying out the demolition drive even before the House Committee report was furnished. This amounted to contempt of ...

Daijiworld.com

SeeandSay
Sat, 16 May 2015 04:14:56 -0700

Mangaluru: Siddaramaiah led government in the state is dormant and is heartless accused ex minister and BJP MLA Suresh Kumar. He addressed the media in BJP office in Mangaluru. He said that the government had lost enthusiasm and somehow ...
 
Deccan Herald
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:03:45 -0700

Demanding a ban on chewing tobacco in Karnataka, BJP MLA S Suresh Kumar wondered why the State government, which had taken a step in this direction, had backtracked from enforcing it. Addressing the media in Bengaluru on Thursday, Kumar said that ...
 
Star of Mysore
Sun, 24 May 2015 03:07:30 -0700

Caption: Former Minister and BJP MLA S. Suresh Kumar is seen distributing application forms for enrolment in various insurance schemes of Central Government at Sunnadakeri in city this morning after conducting a press meet at Pathrakarthara Bhavan.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 23 May 2015 17:00:00 -0700

However Suresh Kumar and his wife grabbed my property worth Rs.7 lakh and threatened me with dire consequences, Nisha said in her complaint. She was forced to leave her house and was living in a relative's house at Chinna Kottakuppam. Nisha claimed ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 24 May 2015 17:00:00 -0700

R. Suresh Kumar, presently Inspector of Income Tax department, said he was fully aware of the difficulties of the aspirants in preparing for the competitive examinations. He was a member of the Study Circle from 1996 till he got a job in a Central ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 24 May 2015 06:03:52 -0700

BENGALURU: A day after a senior IPS officer was suspended in connection with an alleged lottery scam, senior BJP leader and Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda said the probe should be handed over to CBI as "top officials and some ministers are ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 24 May 2015 17:33:45 -0700

Steps to the jetties used to be submerged but now lie exposed due to the receding water levels of Hussainsagar | A suresh kumar The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), with the assistance of different government agencies, has recently ...
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