Mr. Kumar J. Santhanaraj, the CEO of ‘EDSTART’


Born in India in the State of Tamil Nadu, he is known for his energetic leadership quality and his ability to envision successful business outcomes. He brings with him his diverse expertise with a tenacious commitment for business development, and a vast experience in Strategic Planning; Project Management; Branding and Business Promotion, and; Marketing Strategy.


Mr. Kumar began his career as a young entrepreneur in the year 1995 with a manufacturing unit dealing in computer hardware and consumables, as well as garment manufacturing. He later reoriented his activities in the promotion of Overseas education where he developed an extensive network of partners all over the world, in particular in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, India and other Far-East countries.


He was extensively involved in developing American offshore med schools in the Caribbean and was instrumental in developing programs for the International market in the Caribbean along with recruiting many students from Africa, Middle East and India for medical studies in the Offshore Medical schools. 


He obtained a Ph.D in Education (Honoris causa) in the year 2019.    


Throughout his business ventures, Mr. Kumar has acquired extensive business knowledge, which spans many cultures.


Mr. Kumar and his family own a Public charitable trust named ‘ASSET’ registered in India in the year 2011.


The main objectives of ASSET are: to offer quality education to the people irrespective of color, caste or religion through their educational institutions; to provide assistance for quality treatment in medical care through their hospitals; and provide general assistance to the poor and needy. ASSET also seeks to serve and uplift the underprivileged people and to donate study materials during the prayer offering every year in India.


Mr. Kumar is also an active Rotarian (RI DIST 3232), having been involved in many social awareness programs, as well as having contributed to aiding the needy in India and in other countries.


In 2016, Mr. Kumar chartered ‘SAINT TERESA UNIVERSITY’ in the serene Caribbean island of St. Vincent and The Grenadines. He has currently established the school in three major areas of studies in Business, Yoga and Medicine. The main mission of Saint Teresa University is to offer holistic education and the vision statement is ‘ENRICHING KNOWLEDGE TOWARDS WISDOM’.


His interest in Yoga and his intentions to teach Yoga to this world, particularly to children to enable them to obtain the benefit through practicing it to enhance their memory and self esteem and to become successful in their life can be realized through his School of Yoga.


His vision is to create more entrepreneurs and to make students employable in India and abroad by providing the required and trending skill sets.


Integrity being one of Mr. Kumar’s most enduring qualities, he prides himself in ensuring a frank and honest representation of the business.



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