Sumit Kumar

MBA Class of 2017


I am an IT/Telecom Project Management professional with more than 16 years of experience. I have worked in a diverse multicultural environment, spanning the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Having successfully executed technical services and quality improvement projects, for industry leading cellular services operators & vendors such as Ericsson, Motorola and Vodafone, I decided to enroll in the MBA program in order to further develop my business acumen, while specializing in finance and business analytics.

Going forward, not only do I plan to leverage my past experience, but also my skills and knowledge that I have acquired through my MBA, in order to build a challenging career in big data driven industries such as insurance, finance and IT.

Specialization: 

Business Analytics & Finance

Career Focus: 

Business Analytics, Consulting, Business development, Projects and Operations Management

Achievements/Awards: 

Highest level, merit-based, full-tuition scholarship awarded by UConn MBA program,

Won “President of India Award” for social service, 1992

Treasurer for Interact Club (College wing of Rotary Club) Jamshedpur, India, 1994

Most high performing employee – awarded by Hans Vestberg (CEO of Ericsson), 2012

Previous Employer(s):

Ericsson Africa, MTN Ghana, Zain Kenya, LCC Dubai, Orange Egypt, Celtel BV Netherlands, Vimpelcom Russia & CIS, Airtel India, BPL US West Cellular Ltd. India.

Undergraduate Institution/Major:

Birmingham City University UK. – MSc. – Telecommunications

SCDL (Symbiosis University) India – PGDIT – Post Graduate in Information Technology

University of Pune, India – BSc. – Electronics Science

Clubs/Organizations:

  • Member – UConn Graduate Entertainment & Media Association
  • Member – UConn Graduate Consulting

Other Interests:

Painting oil on canvas, Wildlife Safari, Playing Tennis and volunteer in social service.

Contact Information
Emailsumit.kumar@biz.uconn.edu
Phone860 328 3054