Profile of Suresh Kumar

Suresh Kumar
Principal | Vice President Global Consulting | Managing Director India

Suresh Kumar is a recognized leader in the field of wind engineering who serves as managing director of our operations in India since 2006. Suresh Kumar has 30 years of experience as a Wind Engineering Researcher /Consultant internationally. Suresh consistently leads complex projects to successful conclusions, from supertall towers and long-span bridges to airports and stadia. Suresh spearheaded the establishment of RWDI’s 5th wind tunnel at Trivandrum, India, where he successfully leads a team of 50 technocrats. Clients in India and across Asia-Pacific benefit from Suresh’s technical expertise, his skilled team, and the testing capabilities of his group’s boundary layer wind tunnel. In addition to his impressive project record, Suresh is also a notable thought leader in his field, with an extensive history of publishing, lectures, and research.

A leading wind engineer with an impressive record of both project execution and thought leadership


    • Postdoctoral Studies, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    • Master of Science (Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
    • Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering), College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India

    • Professional Engineer, Ontario
    • Member, American Association of Wind Engineers
    • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Member, ASCE Environmental Wind Engineering Committee
    • Life Member, Indian Society for Wind Engineering
    • Member, Bureau of Indian Standards Tall Buildings Sub-committee
    • Numerous publications in technical journals
    • Frequent presenter at conferences
    • University Adjunct Professor
    • Peer reviewer for international journals and research organizations
    • National Research Council of Canada (NSERC) grant recipient

    • Long-span roofs (airports, stadia)
    • Long-span bridges
    • Supertall towers
    • Special structures (spires, domes etc.)
    • Wind Engineering
    • Consulting