Name: Dr. Anal K. Jain Theme: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Anal Jain was head of Sales and Marketing of Wipro through the late 80s and early 90s, during which time Wipro grew from an IT startup to industry leading status.
He then started and headed IBM’s business in India as President when IBM re-entered India in 1992.
Subsequently he was the Managing Director of Sun Microsystems India & South Asia. Later he was Global CEO of Birlasoft, after which he took on the role of Managing Director of NetApp India & South Asia.
Most recently he was the Managing Director of MV Microfin, a private equity fund investing in the MicroFinance sector in India. He is currently board member of several companies, including CreditAccess Grameen, Sonata Finance, Swadhaar Finserve, and Sanghamithra.
Anal Jain has been very active in recent years in the IT startup ecosystem in Bangalore, through Nasscom, TiE and others. He has mentored many startups and small companies over several years to ensure their viability and growth.
He has done a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, where he was a merit scholar. Subsequently he went on a Fellowship to do his Masters in Electrical Engineering from New York University.