Anil Kumar, MBA
President and Director
Anil Kumar is an experienced business advisor to CEO’s, senior management, NGO’s, foundations, owners and boards of businesses. In addition to his role with Retrotope, he also serves as managing partner of Mindspan, LLC, a consulting and investment firm. Previously, Mr. Kumar was a senior partner with McKinsey & Company, Inc. in California, New York and India, where he led various global practices spanning a 24-year career. Over the past 35 years, Mr. Kumar has helped reshape and refocus industry leaders to improve organizational capability and build new businesses with an emphasis on innovation. He has been a strategic advisor to a large publicly traded pharmaceutical company, and the multi-billion dollar medical devices division of one of the healthcare industry’s largest companies. More recently, he has advised the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and El Camino Hospital’s South Asia Heart Centre.
Mr. Kumar is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO Gold). He also sits on the board of the ACE Charter school in San Jose, which is focused on disadvantaged children, and is a research faculty member on the future of health at the University of Texas in Houston. He co-founded the Indian School of Business (www.isb.edu) as a joint venture with Kellogg, Wharton and the London Business Schools, which ranks among the top business schools globally.
He holds an M.B.A. with high distinction from the Wharton School with a concentration on the management of technology and innovation, and also studied at the Delft School of Management in the Netherlands, where he focused on European business practices. Mr. Kumar has an master’s degree in applied mechanics from Imperial College, University of London, where he ranked first in the University, and also earned a bachelor of technology degree with high distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. While a resident of Silicon Valley for some 35 years, Mr. Kumar has mentored and invested in more than 100 entrepreneurs and early-stage companies.