Kumar joined the Board of Mphasis on February 15, 2013. He is the Vice Chairman of The Sanmar Group, a fourth generation family owned business conglomerate. The Group is a multinational US $ 1 billion conglomerate headquartered in Chennai, India and has manufacturing facilities in India, the US, Mexico and Egypt. It is engaged in three key business sectors - Chemicals (including Speciality Chemicals), Engineering (Products and Steel Castings) and Shipping.
Kumar is the Honorary Consul General of Greece in Chennai.
He is on the Board of various public companies and carries with him over four decades of experience in the spheres of Technology, Management and Finance. He is the Chairman of National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies, which is a constituent of Quality Council of India and is also a member of the Board of Governors of Institute for Financial Management & Research.
As a spokesman of Industry and Trade, Kumar had been a President of CII and participated in other apex bodies. He presently chairs the CII Institute of Quality, Bangalore.
Kumar has a wide range of public interests going beyond the confines of corporate management, in the areas of health, social welfare, education and sports. One special area in which he is involved is the Madhuram Narayanan Center for Exceptional Children.
He is an Electronics Engineering Graduate from Anna University, Chennai and a fellow member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.