M. N. Vidyashankar, IAS was appointed as the President at IESA in the year 2012. In his previous assignments, Vidyashankar has served as Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries and Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka. He comes in with more than 30 years’ experience in management and administration of various government offices, autonomous bodies, boards and corporations and is serving on the board of various industry & academia committees, the major ones being AMSI, IIIT-B, and CEO of KIADB. He was also part of the core group for KIG2020. He brings in an excellent combination of Leadership, ESDM knowledge, execution skills, industry connects and an all-success history that will help widen IESA’s role in the ESDM landscape.
Mr. Vidyashankar has received many national and international recognitions, the most recent one being adjudged as World’s Best Mentor by Technology Business Incubators, for his efforts in promoting technology and technology based solutions that transformed human lives and societies.