Mr. Kumar assumed the office of Chairperson in the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in February, 2009. Previous to this Mr. Kumar was Executive Director for India at the World Bank in Washington, representing India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan, during 2005-09. Mr. Kumar spent the vast majority of his professional career with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), of the Government, in various jobs in industrial and economic development. From 1983 to 1986 he was stationed as the Resident Director of the India Investment Centre in London, England, responsible for promoting investments into India, joint ventures and collaboration ventures. Just prior to his move to the World Bank he served as the Secretary in Government of India for Defence Production. Formerly, he also served as Secretary Road Transport and Highways and Secretary Ministry of Culture in the Government of India. As the Additional Secretary, Telecom, he was closely associated with the telecom revolution in India through opening of competition in telecom sector during 1998-2002. Mr. Kumar also served as the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana and as the Chairman of the Haryana State Industries Development Corporation at state level during 1991-1996 and was closely associated with industrial development in Gurgaon and around Delhi. In particular, he was awarded the ?National Citizen’s Award’ by Mother Teresa for outstanding contribution in development of Industrial Parks in Haryana.

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