Infopark CEO Susanth Kurunthil and Technopark CEO Sanjeev Nair | Photos: Mathrubhumi, Technopark website
Thiruvananthapuram: New chief executive officers have taken over two major IT parks in Kerala. Operations and project management professional Sanjeev Nair took charge as CEO of Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram. The new CEO of Kochi Infopark is Susanth Kurunthil.
Sanjeev has an MTech in communication engineering from IIT Mumbai. He also completed an executive programme on business management for the armed forces at the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. Sanjeev also studied technology, operations, HR and strategic management at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Madhya Pradesh.
He is also a former army officer.
Susanth has more than three decades of experience in leadership, software development, consulting, and entrepreneurship, Infopark said in a statement. “He served as the country head of a US-based software company and has set up and run three different companies,” it read.
He has a B.Tech in Computer Science from Government Engineering College, Thrissur, as well as an MBA degree from San Jose State University, USA.
The three major IT parks in the state (Technopark, Infopark and Cyberpark) previously had a single CEO. Former CEO John M Thomas quit in May 2022 allegedly over disputes over the government decision to allow pubs in IT parks.
Following his resignation, the government decided to reinstate the old way of having separate CEOs for each IT park.
IT Mission director Snehil Kumar was the interim CEO following the resignation of Thomas.