Harpal Kumar is the CEO of Cancer Reserach UK.
Kumar attended St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he gained MEng and MA degrees and won the Mobil Prize, Metal Box Prize, and Hughes Prize.
He subsequently gained an MBA with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School where he won the Ford Prize and the Wolfe Prize.
When asked about his work with Cancer Research UK he said: “I’m someone who believes that if we put our minds to it, we can change the world. I can think of no more important sector in which to do that.”