Mukul Kumar, Managing Director of the IT Practice at the Corporate Executive Board

January 30, 2009

Among other topics, Mukul discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy

  • The next generation of opportunities for transformational change
  • What makes effective senior leaders, in IT as well as the business
  • The fundamental importance of culture, and its effect on employee engagement
  • IT’s changing role in an economic downturn: IT’s primary responsibility is no longer internal cost cutting
  • Infrastructure’s role as a company’s productivity toolkit


Mukul Kumar’s Biography

Mukul is the Managing Director of the IT Practice at the Corporate Executive Board. In that role, he has grown the Infrastructure Advisory portfolio from $10 million to $30 million (~ 600 clients).

In addition to his current role, Mukul’s past roles at CEB include time spent as Practice Manager & Chief Research Officer, Infrastructure Executive Council (IEC) and Research Director, CFO Executive Board.

Prior to joining CEB, Mukul was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he developed and implemented strategies in various industries including financial services, telecommunications, industrial, and not-for-profit.

Prior to his time at McKinsey, Mukul was a lecturer in International Economics and Macroeconomics for graduate courses at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He has also spent time as a consultant to the World Bank.

In addition to the many studies that Mukul has authored or co-authored at CEB, he has also written numerous papers and books on topics ranging from technology to business, to economics.

Mukul has a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University, and a BS in Mathematics and Economics from MIT.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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