Dr. Madana Kumar is an experienced professional with close to 32 years of experience in various industries at senior levels. He is currently the Senior Director and Global Head of Learning and development at a midsize IT services company (UST Global). 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. His most recent assignment was as an Associate Director at IBM Corporation, in charge of Learning and Development of IBM employees in 170 countries across the globe including India.
During his career, Madana has held many positions, in Manufacturing, Technology Management, Total Quality Management, Project management etc. His latest roles has been in the field of Training and development, as a facilitator for senior leaders, a master trainer for training other trainers, and as a manager and leader of a team of international trainers, learning administrators, learning consultants, designers, subject matter experts and strategists. He is a mentor and many people have benefitted from his mentorship both within the organisation and outside. He is also a passionate teacher of Leadership and speaks on the topic at various forums. He is also a guest speaker at few management institutes and Bible Colleges.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Business Administration. He has dual bachelor Degrees , a B.Sc (Physics) and a BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (with HR specialisation) and a Certificate on Leadership awarded by the Cornell University , USA.
For his Doctoral work, Madana Kumar studied the application of Servant Leadership in Indian NGOs.
Madana was born in a Hindu Family and came to know and accept the Lord Jesus Christ through the life and prayers of his wife Leslie. Madana is actively engaged in a ministry named Menorah Leadership Ministries (www.menorahleadership.com) aimed at equipping Christian workers and professionals with Bible based Leadership skills, for leading both within Christian organisations and in secular organisations using Christian values.
Madana speaks at Management Institutions, Churches and other professional gatherings, on subjects centered around Personality and Leadership. He focuses on Servant Leadership and its application on day to day life. His talks are generally centered around self examination and self understanding, to serve God better. Some of his talks are published and could also be found at www.sermoncentral.com
Madana lives in Bangalore, India with his wife Leslie, who is a home maker, and son Neville who is a student.
Madana worships at, and is a lay preacher in, the Bangalore Bible Fellowship (www.bangalorebiblefellowship.in)