A leading IT industry innovator, Subroto Bagchi aged 62 years, co-founded Mindtree in 1999 with a vision to engineer meaningful technology solutions that help businesses and societies flourish. Prior to being a Non- Executive Director, Bagchi served as the Executive Chairman of Mindtree from 2012- 2016. He also held various leadership roles including COO, for the first 8 years of Mindtree’s journey.
Bagchi’s leadership development, marketing and knowledge management initiatives have differentiated the company from competitors since Mindtree’s inception. Among the many contributions he has made in bringing up Mindtree, is Mindtree Kalinga, the Global Learning Center at Bhubaneswar which is widely known for its path breaking work in experiential learning. Today, Mindtree helps Global 2000 companies solve their greatest technology challenges by combining the expertise of a large firm, the agility of a smaller company, and a high-touch, collaborative culture.
Throughout his career, Bagchi has been highly acclaimed for his visionary leadership. A 35-year veteran of the computer industry, Bagchi was chief executive of Wipro’s global research and development, and set up Wipro's US operations, converting R&D from being a cost center to a profit center. Following Wipro, he moved to Lucent Technologies where he started their Bell Development Center in Bangalore, India.
Bagchi is India’s best-selling business author, with 8 published business books, including The High-Performance Entrepreneur, Go Kiss the World, The Professional, The Elephant Catchers and SELL. He is an active supporter of social causes like mental health, blindness, geriatric care, and engineering innovation through his work with the White Swan Foundation, Aravind Eye Hospital, Nightingales Trust-Bagchi Center for Active Ageing, and the School of Engineering, University of Florida. Bagchi has served the Boards of IIM, Bengaluru, Indian Oil and the Software Technology Parks of India. Most recently, he was Chairman of Odisha Skill Development Authority in the rank of a cabinet minister where his charter was to create employable skills for 1.1 million youth.
He studied Political Science at Utkal University, India. He has been awarded Order of Engineers by University of Florida, an honorary doctorate in literature from the Utkal University and an honorary doctorate in science from the VSSUT for outstanding contributions to management and technology.