K Sree Kumar

Innovations Lead, India-Africa Private Sector Bridge, Technoserve

K Sree Kumar is an alumnus of two of the premiere educational institutions in India, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.  He has over 25 years’ global operating and leadership experience, in professional services and consulting, and in executive roles, in mainstream banking and consulting as well as development and donor-funded work.

He spent several years working for Indian IT service providers Tata Consultancy Services and Cognizant Technology Solutions; and for international Big Four firms Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers, working across industries and spending two years on secondment to a multinational bank.  Part of that time was also spent in supporting DFID and World Bank-funded Public Sector Reform and private sector development work, including assessing the social and environmental impact of privatisation and restructuring in countries of the former Soviet Union and in Africa.  He spent nearly sixteen years living and working outside India, much of that period in countries undergoing significant economic restructuring, across Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, East Asia, and the Middle East, where key accomplishments included helping establish telecom regulators in two countries, restructuring the water utilities of a number of towns, running a World Bank-funded Enterprise Development Fund, and running the local component of a global anti-AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria programme in two countries in Africa.

Since returning to India he has served as CEO of Intellecap, a boutique advisory firm for the social enterprise sector, and as the interim CEO of AgSri, itself a social enterprise focussed on reducing the water footprint of the agriculture sector, and in scaling agricultural innovations. He is currently head of the USAID-funded India-Africa Agricultural Innovations Bridge program at TechnoServe.

In addition, he has served as a guest lecturer or visiting professor at universities and business schools in India, South Africa, the UK and the West Indies.