Madana Kumar

Dr.Madana Kumar Growth Expert

areas of expertise
  • Leadership
  • Learning & Development
  • Thought Leader, Strategist and Mentor
education & professional certifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Business Administration
  • Dual bachelor Degrees , a B.Sc (Physics) and a BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore
  • Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (with HR specialisation)
  • Leadership awarded by the Cornell University , USA.
  • application of Servant Leadership in Indian NGOs.

Dr. Madana Kumar is an experienced professional with more than 33 years of experience in various industries at senior levels.

In this role, he is working on shaping the learning strategy of the growing organisation to create and nurture a Learning culture in the organisation and to make learning strategic by impacting business in a significant manner.

His leadership has brought many laurels to the organisations he has worked for including the inclusion in the Global Learning Elite list published by the Global CLO magazine and a Brandon Hall Award for Learning Strategy. He also designs and delivers high impact programs at senior and mid management levels. Prior to joining UST, he spent several years as Associate Director at IBM Corporation streamlining the Learning organisation and processes to achieve high operational efficiencies. He played a key role in making the Global Shared Services Model of Learning delivery successful thereby contributing significantly to reduced costs and increased effectiveness of Learning. His role involved training senior and mid-level managers and influencing Learning and Development of IBM employees in 170 countries across the globe including India.

During his career, Madana has held many leadership positions in Manufacturing, Technology Management, Total Quality Management, Project management, etc. He is a passionate teacher of Servant Leadership and speaks on the topic at various forums. He is a regular speaker at national events like the NHRD, HR summit, CLO summit, etc. His thoughts are sought after and published by the student publications in some IIMs and other first tier Management institutes. He is also a guest speaker at few management institutes.

Dr. Madana Kumar was named the “Chief Learning Officer of the Year” for 2014 and again in 2015 for his leadership in transforming the L & D functions of UST Global. He was named the Talent Development Champion of the year in 2015 by Skillsoft Corporation, USA, for his innovative leadership in UST.


contact details

+91 81 9718 8590
Level 14 & 15, Concorde Towers, UB City, No. 1 Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

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