who we are
Board of Directors
  • Sumeet Nanda
  • Naresh Kumra
Naresh Kumra

Group MD & CEO, JMATEK Group, Hong Kong
Founder Director, La Rochelle Ventures Limited, Hong Kong

Naresh has been a CEO and an Investor/Advisor to Entrepreneurs in Asia since 2006.
Naresh joined Jmatek in 2019 through a management buy-in (MBI) to help build a global leader in innovative home comfort solutions, and is an active investor/advisor to early stage companies through his investment firm - La Rochelle Ventures Ltd.

During 2006-12, Naresh was President - Asia Pacific with Belden Inc., an NYSE-listed technology company. He first started as Global Head of Business Development, and co-led Belden's transformation from a Western Specialty Cable company to a Global Automation & IoT Technology company.

Previously, Naresh spent 6 years with McKinsey & Company in New York area. He started his career with Schlumberger’s electronics business, and held several positions in France/India over 6 years.

Naresh has a B.Tech. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and an MBA from Darden Business School at University of Virginia. Naresh strongly believes in transformational role of education and entrepreneurship in alleviating poverty and reducing income inequality. He is actively engaged with several nonprofit initiatives promoting entrepreneurship, including, TiE (www.tie.org), Indian Angel Network, Entrepreneurship Center at HKUST (www.ec.ust.hk) and others. He is Vice Chair of Global Advisory Council of Darden Business School at University of Virginia, and serves on Board of Trustees of the Darden Foundation. Naresh is also a member of the Parents Advisory Group at Hong Kong International School.