Kartik Kilachand is the CEO & Co-Founder of World BPO/ITO Forum, the leading interface platform in the US for enabling vendor/client interaction in the ‘offshoring’ domain for mid – large cap companies. Its annual summit held every year in New York city is already being recognized as the “Davos” of outsourcing events (www.worldbpoforum.com). Mr. Kilachand is on the Board of the South- South Innovation Summit – a premier event focused in developing a collaboration platform in IT & Education between Brazil, India and South Africa.
Mr Kilachand is also the CEO & Co-Founder of Magnus Gyan (www.magnusgyan.com) a US based technology company formed to spread knowledge to under-priveleged youth in growth economies - the digital and affordable way. The company has collaborated with one of the world's leading engineering institutes in India to introduce high quality low-cost internet devices (LCIDs) to growth economies, starting with Brazil. In parallel, he has also initiated a social entrepreneurship venture in India www.head-held-high.com to provide training to 1 million underprivileged youth in rural India to learn English and basic BPO skills (data entry, digitizing of records, scanning etc.) so they can be employed in Village BPO centers.
He is also the co-founder of ‘Tasty Bite’, currently the #1 brand of ready to eat Indian & Thai food in the US. One of the other well known ventures he partnered with was with ‘Sycamore Networks’, a leading US optical networking company, in helping it start its Indian operations, ‘Tejas Networks’ – currently India’s #1 optical networking product and solutions company.
An engineer by training (I.I.T., Bombay), Mr. Kilachand holds an MS in electrical engineering from Cornell University; an MBA in international finance from U.C. Berkeley & the Advanced Management Program degree from INSEAD, France.