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Santosh Kumar

Director of Legislation, ICA Global Office

Mr. Kumar serves as Director of Legislation at the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) Global Office in Brussels where he provides comparative analyses of cooperative laws and legal services to member organizations.

He also advocates to assert the distinctness of cooperatives through legislation, regulation and public policy, and supports the work of the ICA Cooperative Law Committee.

Previously he worked at the ICA Asia and Pacific office where he coordinated regional committees on cooperative law, policy, youth, cooperatives in educational institutions, and regional and national meetings on cooperative development.

Mr. Kumar holds a master’s degree in international trade law from the University of Turin, Italy, post graduate diplomas in International Trade and Business Law and International Law & Diplomacy, and an undergraduate law degree from Amity Law School in New Delhi, India. He is a lawyer admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi in India.

He has published works related to the Historical Meaning and International Relevance of Cooperative Law; Introduction to the cooperative law on intangible cultural heritage and co-authored articles and research on cooperative laws and policies in Asia and Pacific and By-Laws of Primary Co-operative Societies.