- Leverages knowledge from her experience working with a third-generation family enterprise as a member of its family office for over seven years
- Possesses a diverse background working on behalf of ultra-high net worth individuals with an understanding of the importance of aligning mission and values with philanthropic objectives while assisting in achieving those goals
- Specialized focus and interest in the areas of leadership development, individual family education programs, family assessments, next generation transitions and family dynamics
- Earned Certificate in Family Business Advising from Family Firm Institute
Vijay Kumar’s career began in the corporate sector as an operations, business development and marketing professional. Her interests and focus expanded when she joined a third-generation family enterprise as a member of their family office in 2002. During her tenure she assumed responsibility for all personal and business matters for a senior family principal with an increasing responsibility managing global philanthropic initiatives for the family foundation.
In this position, Vijay learned firsthand the importance of the role of the trustee and family advisor and how outside experts and consultants can best work with families on complex issues. As members of the fourth generation became increasingly involved in the family decision-making process, Vijay was in a position to better understand the complexity of issues relating to governance, trusts, family systems, and the importance of next generation experience, leadership development and education.
She recently began consulting with family enterprises, blending her experience and knowledge of privately held businesses with her understanding of and deep interest in family dynamics across multiple-generational families that was first sparked in 2002.
Vijay has mentored and addressed young women at the high school level on issues relating to financial literacy, college readiness and best practices in the workplace.
A graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business with post-graduate studies in global affairs, law and journalism, she has participated in the Teacher-for-a Day program in New York City and is a global volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions.
Vijay is a professional member of Family Firm Institute.