Mr. Bhaskar Kalale
President & Head of India Operations, Theorem (US based company)
Bhaskar is a technology and management professional with over 27 years of experience in the industry, spanning Digital Marketing, Supply Chain and Banking domains. Most recently, he was the President and Head of India operations for Theorem Inc., a New Jersey based company that provides Digital Marketing products, solutions & services to global clients. Over 9 years with Theorem, he provided strategic, financial and operational leadership to the largest delivery center of the company, established the Australian office and grew it into a multi-million dollar revenue center, and brought in significant technological & process innovations to the company to reduce delivery costs, improve employee morale & retention, establish company brand and increase revenue per employee.
Bhaskar has extensive global education and work experience (US, Singapore and India) and blends in positives of multiple cultures and work practices. With deep roots in technology, his career shows a steady career progression, and at times overcoming significant personal challenges. His professional experiences spans established public companies and startups, besides having tried a couple of entrepreneurial stints of his own.
Entrepreneurial and passionate about his work, Bhaskar has made significant quantifiable contributions making positive impact to the business through practical people, process and technology practices. He believes, innovation and continuous improvement are key to stay relevant, and hence encourages a culture of continuous learning & experimentation across all levels of the organization. A deeply compassionate leader with emphasis and commitment to both organization and individual successes, he has built high-performing teams, created organizational structure to accommodate dynamic market scenarios & corporate priorities, and has driven cultural change within the organizations. Bhaskar thrives in challenging and constantly changing environments, and brings out his best under uncertain and ambiguous situations. He takes pride in his ability to lead his teams in finding solutions consisting of people, process and technology to solve real business problems, making organizations more efficient, nimble and agile, and in the process digitally transforming various business functions and their interoperability.
He is a frequent speaker in industry events & at colleges, sharing his vast experience in leadership, entrepreneurship, skill building, change management, automation, organization development etc.
Bhaskar is an immediate past Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Mysore Zone, a Charter Member of TiE, Mysuru Chapter, and is on the Board of Studies for two post-graduate colleges (Economics & MBA) under University of Mysore, helping craft industry-relevant curriculum. Bhaskar appeared on ETNow show aired on June 5th, 2019 under “Leaders of Tomorrow” series. He was also featured in CIO Review magazine in their February, 2018 issue.
Bhaskar has an MBA from Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles, a MS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, a Bachelors in Industrial & Production Engineering from Bangalore University, and a Bachelors in Mathematics from Jabalpur University.