Anil Kumar



Anil Kumar (born 1958) was a senior partner and director at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he co-founded McKinseys offices in Silicon Valley and India and created its Internet practice (representing a quarter of McKinseys business at the time) among others. Kumar is additionally the co-founder of the Indian School of Business with Rajat Gupta and the creator of two different kinds of outsourcing. He graduated from IIT Bombay in India, Imperial College in the UK, and The Wharton School in the US.In 2010 he pleaded guilty to insider trading in a dramatic descent from the pinnacle of the business world. He was the governments first cooperator and most important witness in two of the most important securities fraud trials in history against close friends and business partners Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire founder of the Galleon Group family of hedge funds, and Rajat Gupta, the former head of McKinsey and Company and a board member of Goldman Sachs and Procter and Gamble. Rajaratnam and Gupta were both convicted in separate high-profile criminal trials. He was sentenced in 2012 by Judge Denny Chin to two years of probation in exchange for testimony against former friends Rajanatram and Gupta. Chin stated that greed wasnt the motive in [Kumars] case and that this was aberrational conduct ... Mr. Kumar has led a law-abiding and productive life. Federal prosecutors called Kumar one of the best and most important cooperating witnesses they had ever worked with.In 2015, an investigation noted that Mr. Kumar had illegally collected funds from insider trading in offshore accounts in the name of his domestic worker, Manju Das. The investigation alleged that Ms. Das had no knowledge of these accounts, which were created with identity documents falsified by Mr. Kumar; and that Mr. Kumar had paid Ms. Das far below minimum wage for several years in violation of US law. Ms. Das now lives in extreme poverty in India.

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