Mr Kumar is the Chairman of Values Group, a boutique private equity (“PE”) and M&A advisory firm focused on small and medium sized companies. Prior to his current role, he was the CEO of the Emirates NBD Group, where he spent 25 years in various senior leadership positions. He also established Emirates Merchant Bank Limited and Emirates Financial Services. He is on the board of several companies including ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company, IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd and Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company and is the Non-Executive Chairman of Federal Bank Limited. Mr Kumar was also the founder of the Indian Business & Professional Council and has been the recipient of several accolades, including the “Hind Rattan” (Jewel of India) award on 25 January 2012. Mr Kumar graduated from the University of Bombay with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in 1971. He also completed post-graduate programmes conducted jointly by Stanford University and the London School of Business as well as an Advanced Management Programme at Columbia Business School.