|Pradeep Kar is the founder, chairman and managing director of Microland, India’s leading provider of outsourced IT infrastructure management services.
A serial entrepreneur, Pradeep founded and sold 4 technology companies notable amongst them was Indya.com, Planetasia.com, India’s first Internet Professional Services Company, Media2India and Net Brahma Technologies.
He sits on the board of UBM plc, a global live media and B2B communications, marketing service and data provider; on the Advisory Board of Leaders’ Quest, an international social enterprise based in London and on the South Asia Board of Trinity College, Dublin. Pradeep is the immediate Past President of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE), Bangalore Chapter and is the Founding Member of the Bangalore Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.
Pradeep has been recognized with numerous accolades; notable among these is the Indian Express “India Young Business Achiever Award” as well as being selected by the World Economic Forum as a 'Global Leader for Tomorrow’. He has been featured in ‘Newsweek International’ as ‘Stars of Asia’ and in ‘Business India’ as ‘Stars of India’.
He holds a postgraduate degree in Management and a Bachelor of Engineering degree. He is an Honorary Graduate from Trinity College Dublin and a Distinguished Alumnus of the National Institute of Technology Nagpur. His interests include reading, photography and golf.