Kumaran has nearly 15 years of experience in public sector policy and program development, intergovernmental affairs, and business development having held progressively senior roles at the Ontario Ministries of the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, and Government and Consumer Services. He has a lengthy track record in civic engagement in Canada and in international cooperation in war-affected regions of the world and has commented on a broad range of issues in Canadian and international media. Kumaran has a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Toronto Scarborough and an Executive Certificate in Strategic Public Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University.