V. Raman Kumar is the founder, former Chairman/CEO and Board Director of MModal Inc ( NASDAQ: MODL) – a leading voice recognition, clinical documentation technology & services company. He founded CBay Systems, subsequently renamed as MModal, in 1998 and took the company from a start-up to become the world’s largest provider of clinical documentation technology solutions to the US healthcare industry. MModal was sold to One Equity Partners ( JP Morgan’s private equity arm) in 2012 for USD 1.1 billion.
Kumar has won several awards and recognitions for his outstanding contribution to entrepreneurship and business leadership. He was named Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 award winner for Maryland. He was also honoured with the prestigious Maryland International Business Leadership Award by The World Trade Centre Institute in Baltimore in the same year.
Kumar did his B.A (Hons.) and M.A from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He attended the School of Organization and Management at Yale University. He has over 30 years of experience in managing public and private companies; starting his career in the Indian Revenue Service and then shifting to the private sector.
Kumar is a limited partner in three large international private equity funds. He is also an active private investor investing across sectors, in India, US and the Middle East. He is currently the chairman and managing director of Aeries group of companies.