Sumant Batra

Managing Partner, Kesar Dass B. & Associates and Past President, INSOL International

An insolvency lawyer of international repute, social commentator and thought leader, Sumant Batra is a multi-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres.  He is Past President of INSOL International and has held leadership positions in many prestigious multi-lateral, global and national organisations. As senior international consultant to the World Bank Group, IMF, OECD and other development institutions, he has worked extensively on policy matters in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and South Asia.  Rated as India's No. 1 insolvency lawyer by Legal 500 for many consecutive years, Sumant currently heads the insolvency and secured transactions practice at Kesar Dass B. & Associates, a leading Indian law firm co-founded by him in 1993.

Also a cultural champion, Sumant is the founder and architect of a number of innovative creative projects to promote Indian heritage, culture, art and literature. An avid collector, he is probably the largest collector of Indian cinema memorabilia and owns Chitrashala, a private museum of Indian vintage graphic art.

He is President, Society of Insolvency Practitioners of India, Chief Mentor, INSOL India and is also Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council of Insolvency & Bankruptcy.

He has recently authored a book on corporate insolvency.