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. He has been widely quoted in several best sellers as well as newspapers like New York Times, London Times, several European newspapers, FOX TV and a large number of Indian media.
Prior to this, he was the Finance Secretary (Resources) of Karnataka. He was Division Chief Securities & Exchange Board of India, a regulator of Capital markets, and Head of Advisory Services in CRISIL – a rating agency now taken over by S&P. Vivek was the Director as well as Chairman of the Technology Committee on the Board of the Bombay Stock Exchange, the oldest exchange in India.
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. He has taught MBA students in various universities in Boston. Vivek is also visiting faculty for finance at the Indian Institute of Science and Defense Institute of Advanced Technologies.