Longwood University College of Business and Economics Announces Former Assistant U.S. Commerce Secretary to be Executive-in-Residence

Suresh Kumar, former assistant U.S. secretary of commerce and director general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, will share his thoughts on public service and global engagement as Executive-in-Residence at the Longwood University College of Business and Economics. Kumar's day with students will be capped off with a public presentation on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University's Wygal Hall.

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Suresh Kumar, former assistant U.S. secretary of commerce and director general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

He has led business initiatives in every continent, has lived in six countries and speaks six languages, and has published on globalization and management practices.

Farmville, Va. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013

Suresh Kumar, who formerly led U.S. trade promotion and export efforts in the Obama administration, will speak Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Auditorium. His talk, exploring public service and global engagement, is part of the Executive-in-Residence lecture series in the College of Business and Economics.

Kumar served as assistant U.S. secretary of commerce and director general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service from February 2010, when he was appointed by President Obama, until this March when he joined Oliver Wyman, an international management consulting firm. He has spent more than 30 years as an international businessman, consultant and professor of management.

Before joining the Obama administration, Kumar was president and managing partner of KaiZen Innovation, a management consulting firm that he founded in 2004. At KaiZen, he consulted for several organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation, in which he worked on food security and economic development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kumar, based in New York City, is a partner in Oliver Wyman’s Health & Life Sciences and Public Sector practice groups. He has led business initiatives in every continent, has lived in six countries and speaks six languages, and has published on globalization and management practices.

The Executive-in-Residence program is a public service of the College of Business and Economics and is made possible through the generous corporate support of Barrett Capital Management LLC and Eagle Fire Inc.

About the College of Business and Economics and Longwood University

Longwood, a public university of nearly 5,000 students, was featured in The Princeton Review's book, "The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition.” For more information, go to longwood.edu.

Longwood’s College of Business and Economics, accredited by AACSB International, prepares effective and successful business leaders by guiding students to develop their full potential. A dedication to leadership values and ethics builds upon Longwood University’s mission to develop citizen leaders. The college’s required and outstanding internship program ensures that all students practice their business skills and apply their knowledge in the real business world. The College of Business and Economics offers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Economics, and MBA degrees. In fall 2014, it will offer an MBA in Real Estate.