BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. N Kumar

Mr. N Kumar is the Vice Chairman of The Sanmar Group, a multinational US $ 1 billion conglomerate headquartered in Chennai, India with manufacturing facilities in India, the US, Mexico, and Egypt. The Group is engaged in key business sectors - Chemicals (including Speciality Chemicals), Engineering (Products and Steel Castings) and Shipping.

As a spokesman of Industry and Trade, Mr. Kumar had been a President of CII and participated in other apex bodies. He presently chairs the CII Institute of Quality, Bangalore. Mr. Kumar is the Chairman of National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies, which is a constituent of Quality Council of India. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Institute for Financial Management & Research.

Mr. N Kumar is on the Board of various public companies and carries with him over four decades of experience in the spheres of Electronics, Telecommunications, Chemicals, Engineering, Technology, Management and Finance.

Mr. Kumar has a wide range of public interests going beyond the confines of corporate management in areas of health, social welfare, education and sports. He is the Chairman of Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children and Managing Trustee of The Indian Education Trust which runs two Schools.

He is the Honorary Consul General of Greece in Chennai. He is also the President of the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

An an Electronics Engineering Graduate from Anna University, Chennai and a fellow member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, he is also a fellow life member of The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. Mr. Kumar is an avid golfer and a patron of cricket and tennis. He has extensively travelled across the globe.