Mr. Kumar is the Head of Human Resources at Roche Diagnostics Middle East (RDME), where he is responsible for executing human resources strategy, in alignment with business goals, for over 400 employees across 16 countries in the Middle East.

With over 20 years of professional experience across multinational organisations in the Middle East and India, Mr. Kumar’s key responsibilities include setting up an environment with strong employee engagement and a performance-driven culture, while leading a team of dedicated HR professionals.

Starting his career as a management trainee at Larsen & Toubro in India in 1997, Mr. Kumar joined Roche India in 2006 as Head of Human Resources to initiate and implement HR strategies that would assist in achieving above-market sales growth and market leadership in the IVD segment. With increasing responsibilities that led him to his current role, Mr. Kumar is currently in Dubai as Head of HR for the Middle East region.

Mr. Kumar holds an MBA in Human Recourses from the Xavier Institute of Social Studies in India, and is a member of the leadership team responsible for driving Roche’s business in the Middle East.