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Vivek Paul

Ex-Vice Chairman, Wipro, investor and entrepreneur

In 1990, Vivek Paul was part of the founding team of WiproGE Medical Systems, and became its CEO in 1994. The joint venture started as a sales and service arm, went on to manufacturing, and then design and build of medical equipment, becoming India's largest exporter of high value electronics goods. It was later recognized as the best joint venture in Asia by The Economist.

In 1999, Vivek became Vice Chairman of Wipro and CEO of its outsourcing unit. Wipro was a $150-million company when Vivek took over. On October 19, 2000, Wipro was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Paul was recognized as among the top 6 managers in the world by Jack Welch in one of his books, as well as by several business magazines.

In June 2005, Vivek joined private equity firm, TPG Capital, as an investing partner. He then founded Kinetic Glue, a cloud based enterprise social media application in 2008. Which he later sold to BMC in 2013.

Vivek co-founded the Microbiome Alliance at Stanford, and was the driving force behind the first Microbiome Symposium at Stanford in 2014. The second annual Stanford Microbiome Symposium will be held in September 2015. He also co-chaired the Biodesign program of 2014-2015.

Vivek has been on the board of Electronic Arts since 2005, and was Chair of its CEO Selection Committee in 2013.

Vivek received Bachelor of Engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani and MBA from University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Ranked among the best managers in the world by BusinessWeek in 2003

Among the top global business influentials by Time magazine in 2004 

Among the top 30 most respected global CEOs by Barron's