Pranjal Kumar is currently the Principal at Bertelsmann India Investments and Corporate Centre. He leads portfolio management for our investee companies, as well as steers investments in the education sector. In his Corporate Center role, he supports Bertelsmann’s divisions in evaluating the investing landscape and helping them execute growth / expansion plans.
Pranjal has a professional career of around 14 years, where he has spearheaded several strategic and operations related assignments across telecom, media, retail, consumer goods and real estate. His domain expertise lies in shaping growth strategy and its operationalization (market assessment & entry, supply market analysis, go-to-market and functional strategy, strategic due diligence / post-merger integration) and in driving large-scale operational excellence programs (efficiency improvement programs, organization structure & re-design).
He started his career with an Indian Oil major, and after his management diploma worked with multiple top-tier management consulting firms i.e. A.T Kearney, Accenture, KPMG and Tata Strategic Management Group.
Pranjal holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) and a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi).