MEET Subroto Bagchi
A leading IT industry innovator, Subroto Bagchi co-founded Mindtree in 1999 with a vision to engineer meaningful technology solutions that help businesses and societies flourish. Under his leadership, Mindtree has grown from a technology startup to a $500+ million enterprise with more than 13,000 Mindtree Minds in 25 offices around the globe. Prior to being named Mindtree Chairman in 2012, Bagchi held various leadership roles including COO, for the first 8 years of Mindtree’s journey.
Bagchi’s leadership development, marketing, and knowledge management initiatives have differentiated the company from competitors since Mindtree’s inception. Today, Mindtree helps Global 1000 companies solve their greatest technology challenges by combining the expertise of a large firm, the agility of a smaller company, and a high-touch, collaborative culture. This innovative approach has led to several industry awards, such as the “Best Managed IT/Software/Technology Company in Asia” and the “Best Managed Company in India” for 2013 by Euromoney. Mindtree has also been named, “Most Promising Company of 2013” by CNBC and recognized as one of the top 4 companies globally in talent development for 2014 in ATD’s BEST award.
Throughout his career, Bagchi has been highly acclaimed for his visionary leadership. A 35-year veteran of the computer industry, Bagchi was chief executive of Wipro’s global research and development, and set up Wipro's US operations, converting R&D from being a cost center to a profit center. Following Wipro, he moved to Lucent Technologies where he started their Bell Development Center in Bangalore, India.
In addition to being chairman of Mindtree, Bagchi is India’s best-selling business author, with four published business books, including The High Performance Entrepreneur. Bagchi is also an active supporter of social causes like mental health, blindness, geriatric care, and engineering innovation through his work with the White Swan Foundation, Aravind Eye Hospital, Nightingales Trust-Bagchi Center for Active Ageing, and the School of Engineering, University of Florida. He studied Political Science at Utkal University, India.
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