Mr. Kumar Chander
Kumar Chander is Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Wipro Unza and Director on the Board of Wipro Unza Holdings, Singapore.
Kumar did a two and half year stint with Unilever, after which he joined Wipro Consumer Care in the sales function in 1992. Kumar has donned a variety of roles in sales & marketing, before taking up the assignment of head of Marketing for Consumer Care in 1999 and additional responsibility for Lighting in 2002. Kumar has also managed additional responsibilities in Supply chain and Business development. In 2007, post Wipro’s acquisition of Unza, Kumar moved as Liaison Director for Unza Holdings. In October 2009, Kumar moved to his current role.
Under the leadership of Kumar, Wipro Consumer Care’s, brand portfolio had expanded and grown in franchise. Santoor, the flagship brand moved up to become India’s 3rd largest soap brand by value. The company also significantly consolidated brands like Wipro Smartlite CFLs, Chandrika and Wipro Babysoft. At Wipro Unza, Kumar has helped in Strategy formulation and brand consolidation, which has helped Wipro Unza Holdings move its growth rates significantly up over historical levels. On Kumar’s watch the Wipro group is now Malaysia’s second largest player in personal care. He has also supported the extension of Unza brands to new geographies including India. Kumar played a pivotal role in Wipro’s acquisition of the LD Waxson group in Jan 2013.
Kumar in his current role oversees Wipro and LD Waxson South East Asia operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. In addition he has oversight over the international operations of the LD Waxson Group.
Kumar is a silver medallist in Mathematical Statistics from Delhi University, and is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.