Sujeet Kumar

Sujeet Kumar

Adviser, Special Development Council, Govt. of Odisha


Appointed as Advisor, Special Development Council (SDC) (in the rank of Chief Secretary), Govt. of Odisha. SDC has been constituted to accelerate development in the 9 tribal districts of Odisha- districts which have hitherto lagged behind other districts of Odisha in various development indicators, but extremely rich and unique in craft, cuisine, costume, colour and culture.

Founder & Mentor of LexMantra – a full-service business and legal consulting firm, providing a range of legal & business advisory solutions for domestic and overseas corporations, multinational companies, multi-lateral & government agencies, investors and individuals.

Founder & Mentor of Kalinga Kusum, a social enterprise that addresses challenges tied to education, and legal empowerment in rural communities in India. 

• Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) MPA (Master in Public Administration ‘11); Said Business School (Oxford University) MBA (2005) & Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Law from India

• Over 15 years of experience in the corporate, consulting, legal and non-profit sectors.

• Adviser to a number of start-up ventures, entrepreneurs, small and growing businesses, social business enterprises, non-profit organizations, impact investors and donor organizations- both Indian and foreign – on a range of business strategy, legal, regulatory and corporate governance issues in India.

• Life Member of Orissa High Court Bar Association, International Bar Association, The International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR), Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), Oxbridge Society of India, Harvard Club of India (HCI), Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).