Shri Sujeet Kumar

Shri Sujeet Kumar

Shri Kumar is our Founder & Mentor and he is serving the nation, and the state of Odisha, as a Parliamentarian (Member of Rajya Sabha/ Upper House).

He is currently holding the position of the Chairman of the Committee on Petitions of Rajya Sabha. He earlier served as the Advisor, in the rank of Chief Secretary, to the Special Development Council (SDC) of Government of Odisha and as the Special Secretary of Odisha State Planning Board, very senior policy planning positions with Government of Odisha.

He is also an Engineer turned Lawyer, and is currently practising law at the Odisha High Court & Supreme Court of India and has founded LexMantra LLP, a boutique law firm. Previously, he worked at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva, Switzerland, and for United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and for Infosys Technologies Ltd. in India. He was an Asia Pacific Leadership Fellow (APLP) at the East West Centre, Hawaii (2009).

He studied for the mid-career Master in Public Administration (MPA) at the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School- Harvard University. He also has an MBA degree from Said Business School- University of Oxford, having the distinction of receiving the inaugural Skoll Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurship. He also holds two Bachelor degrees from India: Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB).