Vice President of International Relations, Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) and Managing Director, Network Express Courier Services & Network International Courier Services Pte Ltd
Mr VS Kumar started his career as a dispatch rider in 1982. Realising the importance of providing customer-centric services in the courier industry and driven by passion to serve customers with innovation solutions, he set up Network Express Courier Services in 1990. In 1991, his first step towards internationalisation was marked by his successful endeavor in establishing Network Courier's presence through services provided to and from London. Today, the coverage of Network Courier spans the entire globe with a vast network of Agents and Integrators.
Mr Kumar first joined the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) in 2000 where he committed time to serve members of the not-for-profit organisation, assisting in membership recruitment and retention. In 2003, he became the Vice President of International Relations, leading trade missions, trade fairs and seminars, driving the movement of overseas expansion for SMEs till today. Whilst handling these, Mr Kumar also dedicates his time annually to facilitate the collaboration between ASME and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for the annual SAF Day Rededication Ceremony. He further contributes back to society as a District Chairperson in the Lions Clubs of Singapore, District 308-A1.
As a business owner, Mr Kumar has won numerous prestigious awards. Amongst these awards, in 2001, he was the top ten finalists for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award: An ASME ~ Rotary Award. In that same year, he won the Phoenix Award present by the Economic Development Board and in 2008, Network Courier was awarded ASEAN's Most Admired Enterprise in the Employment category during the ASEAN Business Awards and was also recognised as an Established Brand consecutively for 3 years in the Singapore Prestige Brand Award since 2008. Most recently in 2016, Network Courier won 'The Exemplary Employer Award' awarded by Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP).