Ashok Soota is the Executive Chairman and Director of our Company. He holds a bachelors’ degree in electrical engineering from the University of Roorkee (now called Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee), and a Masters’ degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines. He is the promoter of our Company and has been associated with our Company since its incorporation. Prior to founding our Company, Ashok was the Founding Chairman and Managing Director of MindTree Limited, a company that completed a successful IPO during his tenure. He was the vice chairman of Wipro Limited and senior vice president of Shriram Refrigeration Industries Limited prior to co-founding MindTree Limited.
He is on the board of governors of Asian Institute of Management, Philippines and is a fellow member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. In the past, he was on the industry advisory commission for the World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (2002-2003) and a member of the Prime Minister’s Task Force for Information Technology.
Ashok is the co-author of the national bestseller – “Entrepreneurship Simplified”. He has been conferred various awards including, the ‘Golden Peacock’ award for technology leadership, ‘Electronics Man of the Year’ award from Electronics Industries Association of India, ‘Dataquest Lifetime Achievement’ award for outstanding contribution in organizing and building the Indian software industry and lifetime achievement awards from Financial Express and Chiratae Ventures (formerly known as IDG Ventures).
Ashok has several decades of experience in the information technology industry.