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Sanjay Kumar

CEO & MD

Sanjay Kumar, CEO and MD Altran India, is a member of Global Management Team of the Altran Group and responsible for managing the Altran India operations. 

Prior to joining Altran, Sanjay worked with Royal Dutch Shell Group for over 18 years, where he held various positions in Europe and Asia. In India, he was part of the team that set up Royal Dutch Shell's joint-venture with Bharat Shell and then went on to develop Shell's Bitumen market in India. At the international level, he was in charge of turning around the oil giant retail-lubricants business in 13 Asia-Pacific countries, including Oceania and China. He also played a crucial role in launching several targeted consumer-initiative programmes in Germany, Greece and Turkey designed to boost the lubricant retail-sales business in Europe. Upon his return to India in 2007, Sanjay Kumar helped conceptualize set up Shell's Aviation joint-venture with MRPL in Bangalore (India), then moved to Chennai to launch a Business Intelligence and Strategic Consulting unit. In this role Sanjay was also a part of the Global Strategy and Competitive Intelligence team which worked for the CEO and board of Royal Dutch Shell. This role in Group Strategy helped him develop strategic perspectives on managing business, understanding and predicting the risk and impact of macro- economic indicators on business outcomes. Sanjay considers this role in Group Strategy as his most exciting ones as understanding and developing strategic thinking in a global landscape is a key to enterprise success specially for emerging Indian corporates.

 

Prior to joining Shell in 1994 Sanjay worked in commercial and marketing roles at Eureka Forbes, Arvind and Marico. He graduated in Physics from the University of Delhi and holds an MBA degree from IRMA Gujarat, besides being an Executive Alumni of IMD Lusanne.