PRADEEP KAR

Founder, Chairman and Managing Director
PRADEEP KAR

A visionary and industry pioneer, Pradeep Kar founded Microland in 1989 and leveraged the power of networking and digital technologies long before they were recognized as critical business enablers. As a serial entrepreneur, Pradeep founded and sold three technology companies. Notable amongst them was Indya.com which he sold to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation; Planetasia.com, India’s first Internet Professional Services Company and Net Brahma Technologies. His business acumen provides him with the right tools to assist customers wanting to reinvent themselves for the digital world.

Pradeep served as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UBM plc, one of the world's leading business-to-business events organizers listed on the London Stock Exchange for ten years between 2006 and 2016, and is on the Board of Telstra Telecommunications India. He is a member of the Provost's Council of Trinity College, Dublin, and serves as Chairman of the Governing Council of Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore. He is also former President of The Indus Entrepreneurs' (TiE), Bangalore Chapter and Founding Member of the Bangalore Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.

Pradeep has numerous accolades to his name. Early in his career, he received the 'Young Business Achiever Award' from The Indian Express. He was also chosen by the World Economic Forum as a 'Global Leader for Tomorrow', featured in Newsweek amongst the 'Stars of Asia' and in Business India amongst the 'Stars of India'.

He holds a postgraduate degree in Management and a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.