M.K. Padma Kumar
Chief Operating Officer
Partnership Development • Operations Management • Business Development • Project Management • Advocacy • Leadership Development and Change Management
M. K. Padma kumar is involved in developing strategies and managing operations of the group.
Padma has over 25 years of experience in the development sector working in Civil Society Organisations and International Development Agencies (DANIDA and DFID). As Head of State Partnerships at Department for International Development (DFID), India, he was responsible for developing partnerships, advocacy, programme design, management and strategic oversight of all programmes of DFID in the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. He also led on Change Management process driving efficiency and also shaping the organisation to deliver its post 2015 agenda. Padma has managed a range of development programmes (Pulse Polio, HIV and AIDS, Health Sector Reform, Nutrition, WASH, Urban Reforms, Governance, Benefit Transfers, etc.) working with national and international partners to improve the lives of people in India. He is known for driving operational, financial and programmatic transformations during his 17 years tenure at DFID. Prior to DFID, he worked with Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Help Age and World Wildlife Fund.
M. K. Padma kumar holds Masters in Business Management with specialisation in Human Resource Management and Finance. He has been extensively trained in Project Cycle Management, Grant Management, Performance Management, Leadership Skills and Change Management.