Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla (1967-) is one of India's leading industrialists and is credited with expanding the worldwide footprint of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerates of India.
He was born on June 14, 1967, in Kolkata, and raised in Mumbai. He received his bachelor's degree from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. He completed his MBA at the London Business School and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He took over as the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group in 1995. He has won numerous awards in business leadership categories and has been the Director on the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India. He has also been the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Chairman of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Rhodes India Scholarship Committee for Oxford University. He is an honorary fellow of the London Business School. Between 2016 and 2022, he was the Chairperson of the IIMA Board of Governors.