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Sujatha Kumar

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 832 667 5170
  • F: +1 713 353 5459
    • First City Tower
    • 1001 Fannin, Suite 3950
    • Houston, TX, 77002
    • United States
    • T: +1 800 349 9990
    • F: +1 713 353 5459

Sujatha Kumar is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Houston. Ms. Kumar has more than 25 years of domestic and international experience in senior leadership roles, directing high-growth technology, consulting and manufacturing companies. She is responsible for providing operational and business process transformation services to global companies.

Ms. Kumar’s experience includes general management, international sales and marketing, process design and automation, process improvement through Big Data analytics and technology. Her focus has been on growth and process improvement strategy to drive productivity and boost performance.

With a proven track record in Industrial Internet of Things (“IIOT”), Ms. Kumar has delivered automation, technology and process improvement solutions in the areas of digital oil fields for oil and gas companies, integrated operations for power and mining companies and information technology and lean operations for manufacturing companies. These projects involved streamlining industrial and business processes, lean process adaptation, implementation of technology, management of change procedures and sustainability roadmaps. Ms. Kumar’s clients include Anadarko, Shell, BP, Chevron, Honeywell, PDO, Gazprom, Alcoa, Codelco, and Arria. As an example, some of these projects have delivered $5 -$25 million in annual savings.

Ms. Kumar’s relevant experience includes initiating and launching the “One Ops” program for an independent oil company that integrated the operations of all shale operations across the United States into a single remote location. She managed the field automation project for an independent oil company, and also led a business transformation project for a major oil company to bridge eight offshore assets, with a lean principle-based preventative maintenance and monitoring program.

In addition, Ms. Kumar served as an advisor to a natural language generation technology startup in the UK, facilitating development of a sales and marketing strategy that helped position the company in the United States and raise funds in the investment community. She also directed the cybersecurity platform design, specification and launch for a major automation company, and advised on reorganizing and streamlining the business model for the IT organization of a $3 billion global manufacturing company.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Kumar owned her own company and delivered IIoT, operational excellence and business transformation services to companies in the process industry. Prior to starting her own business, she was the president of a process safety technology company and was the regional vice president and global sales leader within Honeywell Process Solutions. She also has held chief information officer roles in manufacturing companies and was responsible for managing multiple manufacturing plants across the globe.

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