Lessons in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Reinvention
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Pradeep Kar is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Microland; a 32-year-old company that is a global leader in managing network services.
A successful serial entrepreneur, Pradeep has founded and sold three technology companies, namely, Indya.com (sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation), Planetasia.com (India's first Internet Professional Services Company), and Net Brahma Technologies.
In 1999, the World Economic Forum recognized Pradeep as a ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’ as an acknowledgment of his pioneering work of bringing technology to India. He has served as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UBM plc, and was also on the Board of Telstra Telecommunications, India.
Additionally, Pradeep has served as the chairman of the Governing Council of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. Earlier the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs' (TIE), Bangalore Chapter, Pradeep is one of the founding members of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Bangalore Chapter. Since 2016, Pradeep has been a member of the Provost's Council for Trinity College Dublin.
Pradeep holds a Postgraduate Degree in Management and a Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a proud recipient of the ‘Young Business Achiever Award’ from The Indian Express, and has also featured in Newsweek and Business India as one of the ‘Stars of Asia’.
To know more about Pradeep and Microland, visit www.microland.com