Hon'ble Chief Justice Shri Mahesh Mittal Kumar took over charge as Chairman, Company Law Board on 5th June, 2015 . He belongs to an illustrious family of Punjab. He has excellent academic and professional background. Chief Justice Shri Kumar holds degree of LL.B. from Punjab University and LL.M. from England. He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1977. He worked as Part time Faculty at the Department of Law, Punjab University, Chandigarh from 1984-90. He was elected as Vice-President of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association for 1991-92 and later appointed as Additional Advocate General (Punjab) from October 1995 to November 1996. Chief Justice Shri M.M. Kumar was elevated as a Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh on 02.07.2001 and later appointed as Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court on 08.06.2012. He superannuated on 04.01.2015. He is well known for his independent approach and impeccable integrity.
He authored a book titled “Control of Exclusion Clauses in England and India” published by Ravenswood London (1985). Worked as Executive Chairman, Legal Services Authority and Chairman, Mediation Committee and held Mega Lok Adalats. During his tenure as a Judge of Punjab & Haryana High Court, he delivered a large number of judgements in every branch of law including Constitutional Law, Company Law, Service Law, Civil Law, Election Law, Land Acquisition, Tax, PIL. As Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, dealt with many PIL concerning world famous Dal Lake, Violation of Master Plan in Srinagar, Jammu and Katra Corruption cases, Popularized use of video conferencing, Mega Lok Adalats and a number of other projects.