Vignesh Kumar
Independent Consultant

Vignesh is an accomplished technology and engineering professional with 10+ years’ experience in global technology design, manufacturing, and operations strategy across North America, East Asia, and Asia Pacific.

With a recent relocation back to New Zealand, Vignesh is now actively engaged in the technology investment space as an independent investor and board member across several exciting startups.


Before returning to New Zealand mid 2018, Vignesh worked for Apple Inc., and was one of its Lead Global Supply Managers based in Cupertino and Shanghai, where he was responsible for the end-to-end management of Apple’s enclosure hardware supply chain across the Portables line of products.


Vignesh earned an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was both a Joseph Wharton and Kaiser Fellowship recipient, as well as a Fulbright Science and Innovation Scholar, awarded by the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment. Vignesh also earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Engineering Studies (Hons) in Medical Device Design and Technologies from The University of Auckland.

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