- B.Sc. (Hons) Petroleum Chemistry (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
- Petroleum Chemistry / Petrochemical Industry
- Chemistry (Applied, Organic, Inorganic, Polymer, etc.)
- Chemical Process Technology
Before joining KASS, Kumanan supplemented his strong background in Petroleum Chemistry with stints in the retail, education and oleochemical industries, giving him some familiarity with these varied fields, which has certainly been useful when dealing with our diverse clientele.
At KASS, he joined the patent division and worked his way up the ranks to become the Patent Manager, where he had a hand in the continuous improvement of the systems and procedures for the team, creating guidelines where necessary to ensure efficient patent prosecution. He thoroughly reviewed adverse report/office action drafts by junior team members, oversaw the training of patent paralegals, and helped the team to identify and bridge gaps in terms of patent knowledge and skills.
Consistently demonstrating exceptional leadership and expertise in the IP domain, Kumanan was recently promoted to Deputy CEO of KASS, where he will manage the operations of the KASS team and oversee our regional offices. His appointment as Deputy CEO is a testament to his commitment to deliver excellence for our clients, and we are excited to see what the future holds with his strategic vision at the helm.