Board of Directors
Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (Retd)
Founder & Managing Director
Vivek has over 35 years of experience in Business and Government. As the Information Technology & Bio-Technology Secretary, Government of Karnataka, he was instrumental in building world-class IT & Biotech institutes and events in Karnataka. During his tenure as IT Secretary, every week Bangalore has seen one new 100% foreign equity firm setting their office.
As Finance Secretary (Resources) of Govt. of Karnataka, he was instrumental in preparing the state budget with exemplary expenditure management. He set up the Infrastructure Development Corporation of Karnataka, a unique joint venture between the Government and the IDFC; designed a comprehensive online computerization project for the State’s 225 treasuries.
He has the experience of working as Division Chief of SEBI He also worked as Head of Advisory Services in CRISIL. He was the Independent director as well as Chairman of the Technology Committee on the Board of the Bombay Stock Exchange.
He is the visiting faculty of Finance at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and at the Defense Institute of Advanced Technologies, Pune. Also, he was the adjunct faculty at Boston University and IIMB.
Vivek is a gold medalist in Bachelor of Engineering from Karnataka University and also an MBA in Finance & Information Systems from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Awards and honors
- Vocational Excellence Award in 2001 and 2003 - by Rotary International.
- Personality of the Decade - Awarded by KG Foundation, Coimbatore in May 2003.
- Directors List Honor at the Wharton School and Gold Medalist at the Karnataka University.