Senior Advisor & Head of Innovations, Tata Trusts Cofounder & CEO, Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
Manoj Kumar is a senior advisor to Tata Trusts, where, in addition to his advisory role, he also owns the executive responsibility for all university/institutional partnerships and manages the Innovations/R&D portfolio. He has conceived and cofounded the Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (FISE) to nurture social innovators through their lab to market journey. Kumar is also the architect and chief evangelist of Social Alpha, an ecosystem stack that aims to provide full life cycle, idea-to-impact support to social innovators and entrepreneurs. He is currently raising a social enterprise fund to provide early-stage risk capital to high-impact technology startups in the social sector.
Prior to his association with Tata Trusts, Kumar cofounded Malgharia, a boutique consulting firm that helps companies identify and address their most critical challenges and turn around business performance.Additionally, he serves on the advisory and governing boards of a number of companies, including nonprofits and research institutions.