Jude Kishore is the Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Planning & Development at IBS. In this role, Jude focuses on building long-term growth strategies - both organic and inorganic, for the company to achieve predictable and sustainable growth. In August 2007, General Atlantic Partners invested US$ 60 million in the company, in an initiative led by Jude.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, with direct responsibility for planning and strategy, Jude works closely with SBU heads to develop medium to long-term organic growth strategies, evaluate business cases for investments, and provide invaluable guidance and support in large deal pursuits.
Jude has helped IBS grow and diversify into the wider spectrum of travel and transportation domains by employing inorganic growth strategies. Under his guidance, IBS successfully acquired Discovery Travel Systems (2006) providing PMS and CRS for leading cruise lines, Visaer Inc (2008) providing maintenance & engineering systems (MRO) for airlines and Hotel Booking Solutions Inc (2012) that provides a unique distribution technology switch for the hospitality industry. He worked closely with the business unit heads in the post-acquisition period ensuring seamless integration of the acquired business.
Jude has 24 years of experience having worked with corporates such as Dunlop, Ford India, Hexaware and Société Genéralé before joining IBS Software Services. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost & Work Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Madras.