About Sumant
An insolvency lawyer of international repute, social commentator, thought leader and creative innovator, Sumant is a multi-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres. A policy lawyer of global eminence, Sumant has held leadership positions in prestigious multi-lateral, global and national organisations.
As senior international consultant to the IMF, World Bank Group, OECD and other development institutions, he has worked extensively on policy matters in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and South Asia. A Past President of INSOL International, Sumant is currently President of Society of Insolvency Practitioners of India, Chief Mentor of INSOL India and Chairman of ASSOCHAM National Council of Insolvency and Bankruptcy. Rated as India's No. 1 insolvency lawyer by Legal 500 for many consecutive years, his contributions to reforms in Indian insolvency system are well recognised.
He is a frequent speaker at various international and domestic conferences.
A cultural champion, museum owner, collector and writer, Sumant Batra 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, has set up Chitrashala, a private museum of Indian vintage graphic art and has curated a boutique hotel in the Himalayas out of his collection.
He is the author of the bestselling coffee table book - The Indians. Foreworded by Cherie Blair, the book was released by Dr. Karan Singh.
Sumant is married. He lives in New Delhi with his wife, Asha and two children.