Jude Kishore is the Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Planning & Development. In this role, Jude drives the business planning function, capital raising and to strategize and take forward the inorganic growth strategy of the company. As member of the Senior Leadership Team, with direct responsibility for planning and strategy, he works closely with SBU heads to develop a robust business plan, provide invaluable guidance and support in large deal pursuits and top management hiring for the company.
In August 2007, General Atlantic Partners invested US$ 60 million for a minority stake in the company, an initiative led by Jude. Further, through the inorganic growth strategy he helped the company diversify into the wider spectrum of travel and transportation domain. This resulted in the acquisition of Discovery Travel Systems (2006) providing PMS and CRS for leading cruise lines, Visaer Inc (2008) providing maintenance & engineering and MRO system for airlines and Hotel Booking Solutions Inc (2012) that provides a powerful distribution technology system for the hospitality industry. As a natural extension, he had the responsibility to work closely with the business unit heads in the post-acquisition period and integration activities of the acquired business.
Jude has 22 years of experience having worked with corporates such as Dunlop, Ford India, Hexaware and Société Genéralé Global Solutions before joining IBS Software Services.
Jude is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost & Work Accountant. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Madras.