Meet the Techsparks 2012 Speaker: Krishnakumar Natarajan, Co-Founder, Mindtree
With only 11 days to go for the biggest startup event in India, Techsparks, the anticipation is at an all time high. We've already introduced three of our speakers; Shereen Bhan, the Delhi Bureau Chief and Executive Editor of CNBC-TV18, Joe Ziegler and Pieter Kemps from Amazon. Here is our fourth speaker:
Krishnakumar Natarajan (KK), the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of MindTree
In this capacity at Mindtree, KK has the overall responsibility of both the IT Services and the Product Engineering Services businesses of the organization. Until recently, KK served as President and CEO – IT Services for MindTree.
KK played a key role in the launch of MindTree’s operations in the U.S. and in acquiring some of the early customers for the organization. He also led MindTree’s expansion into Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Australia. Under his leadership, MindTree has added several Fortune 500 companies to its client list.
Prior to co-founding MindTree, KK worked with Wipro from 1982 to 1999, serving in the roles of Chief Executive – Electronic Commerce & Financial Solutions Division at Wipro, and the Group Vice President – Human Resources at Wipro.
KK has been elected to the Executive Council of NASSCOM for three consecutive terms. He also chairs the ‘Emerging Companies’ Forum at NASSCOM, helping the Indian IT Industry build a globally competitive ecosystem comprising of both large and emerging companies. KK is an active member of professional industry organizations such as the Manufacturer’s Association for Information Technology and the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is a regular speaker/faculty at reputed conferences and management schools worldwide.
KK holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Madras, India, and a Master Degree in Business Administration, majoring in marketing and systems from the Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India. Golf and travel rank high among his interests.
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