Student Profile - Hari Kumar

Hari Kumar

National Origin

India

Current Location

New York City, NY

Industry

Financial Services

Education

Chemical Engineering

EMBA Class of

2019
Hari Kumar
Management Partner, Strategy & Analytics
Deloitte & Touche (USA) LLP

Biography

Hari Kumar is managing partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he is responsible for some of the firm’s largest accounts in the technology and media & entertainment industries. He serves as a key advisor to c-level leaders on development and successful execution of strategy. Joining Deloitte in 2002, he has worked in several positions at the firm, including practice leader, business leader, and managing partner. Hari also is an entrepreneur with a history of growing businesses across the U.S. and Asia, and he is the author of the book Mind over Mountain and white papers on business issues.

Why This Program?

“I had wanted to get an MBA for at least 10 years to put structure to things rather than learning on the fly or relying on instinct. At this point, an MBA isn’t about accelerating my career, but to challenge myself to continue learning and explore opportunities for teaching down the road. I spend a lot of time working with technology, so I wanted a program that focuses on this area rather than a general MBA program. MIT offers an inherently strong technology bias, which was a good fit for me. I didn’t apply to any other programs.”