MSA Kumar (Kumar) brings over forty years of rich business leadership experience across frontline sales, product and profit centre management. He started his career with Sandoz (India) Ltd as a Management Trainee and rose to the position of Executive Director in Bayer (India) Ltd. Before joining AV Thomas Group of companies in 1995 as Managing Director, Kumar was the Vice President of Shaw Wallace and Company, Chennai.
During his 20 years tenure with the AV Thomas group, Kumar has been the Managing Director of AVT Natural Products Ltd and AVT McCormick Ingredients Pvt Ltd, Cochin since the inception of the companies in 1995. Kumar has been involved in setting up and managing the two companies, both export oriented units, in a global context.
He has also served various public positions such as Member, Spices Board; Member, Executive Committee, Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Kerala; Vice President, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Kerala; Chairman, All India Spice Exporters Forum, Cochin and Chairman, Skills Sub-Committee, CII Southern Region, Chennai.
The talent management company “Catalyst 360” headed by Kumar offers the full spectrum of services from CEO Coaching, OD Interventions and training in the areas of Leadership, Collaboration and Change Management.
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