Pradeep Kar

Founder, Chairman and Managing Director
Bengaluru, India

Pradeep Kar founded Microland in 1989. Microland is, today, a 32 year old company with a strong and stellar track record. As the founder and chairman of Microland, Pardeep has not only set the foundation of excellence for Microland, but has been a constant, guiding force for enabling enterprises adopt next-gen technologies to achieve the highest possible levels of reliability, stability, and predictability. In the rapidly changing business and technology landscape, he ensures that Microland is ‘Making Digital Happen’ for clients and partners across the globe.

A successful serial entrepreneur, Pradeep has so far founded and sold three technology companies, namely, Indya.com (sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation), Planetasia.com (India's first Internet Professional Services Company), and Net Brahma Technologies.

In 1999, the prestigious World Economic Forum recognized Pradeep as a ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’ as an acknowledgment of his pioneering work of bringing technology to India.

From 2006 through 2016, Pradeep served as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UBM plc - a leading business-to-business events organizer listed on the London Stock Exchange. Pradeep was on the Board of Telstra Telecommunications, India, from 2011 to 2021.

Additionally, Pradeep has served as the chairman of the Governing Council of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore for five years. Earlier the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs' (TIE), Bangalore Chapter, Pradeep is one of the founding members of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Bangalore Chapter.

Since 2016, Pradeep has been a member of the Provost's Council for Trinity College Dublin. Founded in 1592, it is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, one of seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland.

Pradeep holds a postgraduate degree in Management and a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. His drive and talent were recognized and appreciated quite early in his career He is a proud recipient of the ‘Young Business Achiever Award’ from The Indian Express. He also featured in the esteemed Newsweek and Business India as one of the ‘Stars of Asia’.

As a strong believer and driver of diversity and inclusivity, people are Pradeep’s passion so much so that the agenda of Microland’s 32nd anniversary is focused around ‘People Prioritized’. Pradeep is also compassionate and committed towards social causes, as a result, under his leadership Microland is involved in an array of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.