By Dr. Durga Lakshmi in

N Kumar is the Vice Chairman of The Sanmar Group (www.sanmargroup.com), 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. 

N Kumar is the Honorary Consul General of Greece in Chennai.  

As a spokesman of Industry and Trade, N Kumar has been a President of CII and participated in other apex bodies. He is also the President of the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

N Kumar is the Chairman of National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies, which is a constituent of Quality Council of India.  
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, Education, Management and Finance.   
N Kumar has a wide range of public interests going beyond the confines of corporate management in areas of health, social welfare, education and sports.  

N Kumar is a Governing Council Member of Save the Children, India with a key responsibility of Child Safeguarding.  He is one of the Trustees of WWF-India (World Wide Fund for Nature – India).

He is the Chairman of Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children and Managing Trustee of The Indian Education Trust which runs two Schools (one School Affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi & one School recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu).  

N Kumar is 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.  He is an avid golfer and a patron of cricket and tennis.

Dr. Durga Lakshmi

Dr. J. Durgalakshmi, our Registrar is a Doctorate holder with extensive experience in the field of education. She runs educational courses in arbitration, conducts seminars and conferences, raises visibility by speaking at meetings and meeting companies to explain what institutional arbitration can provide and how it can be of benefit.