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Krishnakumar Natarajan

Krishnakumar (KK) has over 30 years of IT industry expertise and is a well-respected personality in the Global IT sector.  

KK’s leadership has resulted in several happy MindTree customers from the Fortune 500 to companies who aspire to reach the list. To achieve this, KK has led by example playing key roles in the organization, such as setting up the US operations, driving expansion in Europe, Asia Pacific, and transforming IT services. Today, KK’s mission, as CEO, is to lead the company to its Billion dollar dream.

KK’s philosophy of giving back to the industry has helped him being elected to the Executive Council of NASSCOM for four consecutive terms. In this role, KK is working towards strengthening India’s position in IT through key strategic global initiatives. KK is chairing the ‘Emerging Companies’ Forum, helping the Indian IT Industry build a globally competitive ecosystem comprising of both large and emerging companies.

KK is also an active member of professional industry organizations such as the Manufacturer’s Association for Information Technology (MAIT) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is a regular speaker at reputed conferences and faculty at management schools worldwide.

Prior to co-founding MindTree, KK was Chief Executive of the Electronic Commerce & Financial Solutions Division at Wipro, and held several other key positions in the same organization from 1982 until 1999.  During this time, KK started and grew the e-commerce division of Wipro, served as Group Vice President of human resources, and was also Chief Marketing Officer for Wipro’s IT business.

The industry has honored KK with several awards. The key ones are AIMA award for India’s best young manager, Bloomberg UTV’s award as the CEO of the year 2010 in the emerging company category, and Chief Executive Magazine’s recognition as one of the twelve global leaders of tomorrow.

KK has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Madras, India, and a Master’s in Business Administration majoring in marketing and systems from the Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India.

While entrepreneurship, corporate governance and global market expansion are his professional interests, golf and travel rank high among his personal interests.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, November 9

6:15pm IST

Thursday, November 10

7:45am IST