Ninad Karpe has recently authored a book on business strategies, titled “BOND to BABA”, which has received rave reviews. He was the Chairman, Western Region of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for 2017-18, which is a honorary position. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation
Karpe is a Director of Aptech Ltd. and was the MD & CEO of Aptech Ltd. for more than seven years, till late last year. Aptech is a global education company, which has trained more than 7 million students over the last 28 years and now operates 1300 plus centres, across the world. During his seven year stint as MD & CEO at Aptech, Karpe turned around the company and expanded its footprint to 42 emerging countries, with its brands of Arena and Aptech. By adding new product portfolios, Aptech is now a a multi-product, multi-geography company; probably the only Indian company with a retail B2C presence in so many emerging countries.
He previously served CA Technologies, the world’s fourth largest software vendor, as Managing Director covering India & SAARC countries, where he was associated with the company for more than thirteen years, since the inception of its operations in India. In this post, Karpe was responsible for extending the company’s technology reach and building strategic partnerships. He set up the entire partner ecosystem in India and built its image and marketing presence, to make CA the leading enterpise software company in India.
Earlier in his career, Karpe worked as a consultant, advising companies seeking to invest in India. He frequently writes for magazines and is a regular speaker on technology and business strategy.
Karpe serves as an independent director on the boards of a number of public companies.
During the F1 season, Karpe switches off his mobile phone on race day to follow the fast paced cars. He has a rare but interesting hobby of home wine-making.