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Archana Kumar

Chief Operating Officer, Asset Management

Archana Kumar is the chief operating officer for Northern Trust Asset Management. She is responsible for business enablement and the oversight of all middle-office functions for the firm’s global asset management business. Archana also oversees the firm’s digital investment advice initiative and leads the firm’s strategic planning efforts, enabling strategic partnerships and M&A activity.

With over two decades of experience in financial services and healthcare, Archana joined Northern Trust in 2010. Previously, Archana served as the chief of staff to the CEO and head of corporate strategy at Northern Trust. During her tenure within corporate strategy, she was a guiding force behind a number of key initiatives — driving growth and adding capabilities through successful technology-focused acquisitions. Archana has also served as the chief financial officer for Northern Trust Wealth Management and Asset Management.Prior to joining Northern Trust, Archana served in a variety of leadership roles at General Electric and HSBC.

Archana received a bachelor’s degree in management from Middle East Technical University and an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Archana serves on the Board of the Chicago Public Library Foundation. She has also served on the board of directors for the Noble Network of Charter Schools and the Noble Network Educational Foundation Board. At Northern Trust, Archana previously served as a co-chair of the North America Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council.