President, Communication Services Business Group
BG Kumar is a recognized leader in the mobile, telecommunications and software industry. As President of Mavenir’s Communication Services Business Group, BG leads the mobile network transformation strategy for major mobile operators globally. Prior to joining Mavenir, BG was President of Mitel Mobile, which he joined from Imagine Communications, where he was Global Head of R&D. BG had also held several management positions at Genband, including EVP, Chief Product Officer, and EVP and President of the Multimedia Business Unit.
He joined Genband from Mavenir (prior to Mitel Mobile) where he was EVP of Engineering and Operations. He also held a senior position at Tekelec, where he was Vice President of Softswitch Solutions Engineering. BG joined Tekelec after its acquisition of Vocal Data, a company he helped build. BG has served on many boards including Ranzure Networks and Procera Networks (NASDAQ:PKT).
BG began his career with Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, where he held several senior leadership positions. He graduated with honors from the Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computer Science. He is a graduate of the Institute of Managerial Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Leadership Development Program at Duke University.