Kumar will report directly to Philippe Salle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elior Group, a company release here said.
He is also a member of the Group Management Committee. Prior to joining Elior Group, Kumar worked with Royal Dutch Shell Group for over 18 years, where he held various positions in Europe and Asia.
In March 2012, he was appointed CEO of Altran India and member of the Management Committee.
Kumar will leave this position in February 2017 to join Elior Group, it said.
Founded in 1991, Elior Group has grown into one of the world's leading operators in the catering and support services industry, and is now a benchmark player in the business & industry, education, healthcare, and travel markets, the release said.