BG Kumar is a mobile industry veteran and recognized leader in the telecommunications and software industry, with nearly 25 years of experience leading both start-up companies and large publicly traded companies. As President of Mitel's Mobile Division, BG brings his leadership experience, extensive knowledge of the mobile industry, technical expertise, and strong customer relationships to the mandate of expanding Mitel's leadership in the mobile market.
Prior to Mitel, BG was Global Head of R&D at Imagine Communications, and held several executive-level positions at Genband, including EVP, Chief Product Officer, and EVP and President of Genband's Multimedia Business Unit. He was also EVP of engineering and operations at Mavenir, responsible for the worldwide engineering and operations teams across five countries. Prior to Mavenir, BG was Vice President of Softswitch Solutions Engineering within Tekelec's switching business unit after a company he helped build (Vocal Data) was acquired.
BG began his career with Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, where he held several senior-level 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 also a graduate of the Institute of Managerial Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Leadership Development Program at Duke University.