He earlier served as the Advisor, in the rank of Chief Secretary, to the Special Development Council (SDC) of Government of Odisha and as the Special Secretary of Odisha State Planning Board, very senior policy planning positions with Government of Odisha. He is a trained Engineer, Lawyer and a Policy maker.
He studied for the mid-career Master in Public Administration (MPA) at the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School- Harvard University. He also has an MBA degree from Said Business School- University of Oxford, having the distinction of receiving the inaugural Skoll Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurship. He also holds two Bachelor degrees from India: Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
Sujeet Kumar is also the Founder/Mentor at LexMantra LLP, a boutique legal consulting firm focused on advisory services for start-ups, domestic and overseas corporations, multinational companies and multi-lateral bodies. Previously, he worked at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva, Switzerland, and for United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and for Infosys Technologies Ltd. in India.