Santanu Paul

  • Santanu Paul

    CEO and MD, TalentSprint

    Santanu is CEO and MD at TalentSprint, a high growth venture he co-founded in the area of professional skills development, employability, and inclusion. He drives strategy, growth and execution, and is building a high performance organization where world-class professionals can deliver exceptional value to customers and all stakeholders. The vision is to transform TalentSprint into a global leader by 2015.

    From 2003-2008, Santanu served at Virtusa Corporation as Senior Vice President, Global Delivery Operations, and Head, Indian Operations. From 1999-2003, Santanu worked in Boston as Chief Technology Officer of Openpages and Viveca, a B2B technology startup. He began his career in New York at the famed IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His work on technology spans 20 international papers and 2 United States patents.

    Santanu received a B.Tech. from IIT Madras and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he received the prestigious Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship and IBM Canada Fellowship. He is a Distinguished Fellow of IDRBT (set up by the RBI), a Distinguished Fellow of the Skoch Foundation, Vice President of ITsAP, and Director of TiE Hyderabad. His views and opinion pieces have appeared in the Economic Times, Financial Express, Business Standard, Hindu Business Line, Times of India, Hindu, and BBC online.