PRADEEP KAR

PRADEEP KAR

Founder, Chairman and Managing Director

Pradeep Kar is Microland's Founder and Chairman, setting the foundation for excellence as Microland guides enterprises in adopting nextGen technologies to achieve the highest possible levels of reliability, stability, and predictability.

A true serial entrepreneur, Pradeep has founded and sold three technology companies: Indya.com  (sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation); Planetasia.com (India's first Internet Professional Services Company); and Net Brahma Technologies. 

In 1999 Pradeep was chosen by the World Economic Forum as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow"— an acknowledgment of his pioneering work bringing technology to India.

Between 2006 and 2016, Pradeep served as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UBM plc, — a leading business-to-business events organizer listed on the London Stock Exchange. Pradeep is also on the Board of Telstra Telecommunications, India. He is the Chairman of the Governing Council of Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, a Founding Member of the Bangalore Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization, and the former President of The Indus Entrepreneurs' (TIE), Bangalore Chapter. 

Calling upon his role as an innovator, Pradeep was recently tapped to join the Provost's Council for Trinity College - Dublin. The Council is chartered with helping shape Trinity's future: Inspiring and supporting Trinity as it rises to meet modern challenges in its mission to deliver world-class education and undertake research with global impact.

Pradeep holds a postgraduate degree in Management and a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. His drive and talent were noted early in his career: he received the "Young Business Achiever Award" from The Indian Express, was featured in Newsweek amongst the "Stars of Asia", and in Business India amongst the "Stars of India".