3 July -


Chief Innovation Officer

KV has a deep understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship, the start-up ecosystem in India, and training and coaching methods. In his earlier avatar, he was a Senior Business Leader in pay television, cable, broadband and e-commerce industries. He was a member of the founding team and has served as the Chief Service Officer of Tata Sky Ltd. He played a pivotal role in implementing revenue management and customer experience strategies, systems, policies and processes at Hathway Cable & Datacomm Ltd. during its digitalization as the President of Digital Platforms. KV designed and created the Customer Experience Blueprint at Flipkart as its Senior Vice President. Prior to these assignments in India, he spent several years in the Middle East and Hong Kong with STAR TV in numerous leadership roles and a short stint at BSkyB in the United Kingdom.

Post his corporate career, he has been working with the Deshpande Foundation (Hubli), and several other accelerators in India in designing and delivering programs for start-ups. He was appointed as a Consultant and Chief Mentor for Youth Co:Lab India in 2020, an initiative by UNDP and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), India. KV also coaches and mentors Change Makers, Social Entrepreneurs and Fellows of a leadership programme for aspiring young Women Leaders.

KV is a Cost and Management Accountant by education (CMA), a Professional Certified Coach (ICF), certified MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory professional and an NLP practitioner.

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