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WUSME Member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the Permanent Commission on Economic and Financial Issues
Managing Partner & Country Manager, India & Middle East, SDRC International
Starting his career in international collaborations and projects, Mr. Vinod Kumar has been at the nerve centre of various successful Joint Ventures and Collaborations in Electronics, Telecom, Media & Publishing, Industrial & Consumer Electronics, Hospitality and Finance, with Multinational corporations entering India through the FDI route.
He then went on to head one of India’s big 4, IT Consulting companies, as its MD, before starting out as a technology entrepreneur to lead the development of a patent and business on navigation and geographic information system, which he subsequently sold to a Russian Space & GIS Conglomerate.
As a Serial Investor and part of an international consortium invested in Sustainable Development, he presently invests in profitable, innovative, Small and Medium Companies.
Mr. Vinod Kumar leads his investor group in Risk Profiling, Assessing Growth Potential and deciding on Investment for Seed and Venture Financing to SMEs in innovative, sustainable and disruptive businesses, apart from overseeing and leading extensive research and analysis of linkages, growth potential and market factors of SMEs involved in over 29 clusters across 11 Sectors including Food Processing, Dairy, Leather, Pharma, Engineering and Automotive in 19 Indian states.
Mr. Kumar, currently serves as the Honorary President at the India SME Forum, apart from advising various governments and International institutions for strategizing and dealing with current issues and future challenges of Sustainable Livelihoods & Economic Empowerment.
Mr. Kumar is member of the Board of World Union of SMEs headquartered in San Marino, nominated as a Member of India’s Central Bank, the Reserve Bank of India’s Standing Advisory Committee on Flow of Institutional Credit to MSME Sector under the Financial Inclusion Development Department and is also a nominated member on the High Powered Monitoring Committee under National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Hub under StandUp India and on the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of the Government of India.