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TiECON Kerala 2017

Dr.Saji Gopinath


Dr.SajiGopinath, CEO, Kerala Startup Mission

Dr. SajiGopinath currently heads Kerala Startup Mission, the apex body of Govt. of Kerala for supporting the technical entrepreneurship and Startup ecosystem in the State of Kerala. Before joining Kerala Startup Mission in April 2017, Dr. Gopinath served IIM Kozhikode for over 17 years as Professor, Dean- Academic and Dean-Development. He also set up the Satellite campus of IIM at Kochi, IIM Amritsar campus in Amritsar as well as instrumental in setting up Asia’s first Synchronous e-Learning Programme in Executive Management Education. He also served as founding Dean of Bennett University a modern age multi-disciplinary University of Times of India group established in Greater Noida. He was also associated with Manipal Group as Director of  T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal, one of the top 15 Business schools in the country. A Mechanical Engineer with Ph.D in Management from the Indian Institute of Science, Dr. Gopinath started his career with Larsen & Toubro Ltd and later worked with Oil and Natural Gas Commission. He also serves in various national boards, academic syndicates and also associated with several leading Universities in the world