Lekshmi R. Kumar holds a Postgraduation in Management (PGPX) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad , M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Kerala Agricultural University. She has over 15 years of cross functional professional experience in India and Russia. Her academic experience spans a period of over 6 years. She has worked in Operations, General Management, Supply Chain, Logistics, Space Planning and Floor Design functions across geographies and was Deputy General Manager with pan-India responsibilities in the organised retail wing of a reputed Indian conglomerate. She is currently pursuing her doctoral programme at IIM Lucknow.