A passionate voice for new entrepreneurs in
Dr. Nirmalya Kumar is Member - Group Executive Council at Tata Sons. He reports directly to the
Chairman of the $100 billion plus Tata group and is responsible for group strategy. Previously, he was
professor of marketing at the London Business School and also taught at Columbia Business School,
Harvard Business School, IMD (Switzerland) and Northwestern University (Kellogg School of
Dr. Kumar has written seven books, including Marketing as Strategy and India Inside. He has also
published several articles in Harvard Business Review and many other leading academic journals. As a
consultant, he has worked with more than 50 Fortune 500 companies in 60 different countries as well as
served on several boards of directors.
Dr. Kumar was included in Thinkers50 (the biannual listing of the top 50 management thinkers in the world)
and received their "Global Village Award" for the person who contributed the most to the business
community's understanding of globalisation and the new frontiers established by emerging markets. Dr.
Kumar received his B.Com from Calcutta University, his MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and
his PhD. in marketing from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.