One of the pioneering leaders of the Indian IT industry, Ashok Soota is the Executive Chairman of Happiest Minds, a next generation IT Services company. Prior to creating Happiest Minds, Ashok led the growth of Wipro’s IT business. Subsequently, he was the founding Chairman & MD of Mindtree.
Ashok was the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and also the President of Manufacturers’ Association of Information Technology. He has served on the Prime Minister’s Task Force for IT and on the Advisory Council for the World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva. Creating about 25,000 jobs during his leadership tenure, he has been recognized twice as the IT Man of the Year. Ashok has created Ashirvadam, a Trust for Environmental Protection for helping the needy that includes vocational training, education and medical assistance.
Ashok holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Roorkee University (now IIT Roorkee) and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.
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