Entrepreneur & Investor
Thomas Varghese is a successful social entrepreneur, investor, founder, board member, and advisor across the globe. He has successfully helped grow dozens of companies across Defense, Cyber Security, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Entertainment, Food and Hospitality, Manufacturing, Logistics and Transport, Utilities, Consumer and Enterprise Products, Clean Tech, Agro Tech, Education, and Health Care
Thomas started his career as a Research Scientist at the Microwave Engineering Group within The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, in India, that specialized in sub-systems for Telecom, Satellite and Missile platforms. Post his government career, spanning two decades in the private industry as an entrepreneur, he has helped build multiple companies around the world. He has served as a very senior executive in a Fortune 100 Global Corporation, where he drove business, technology and product strategy, for their global customer base.
Thomas has also served as a Special Advisor to the Japanese Government, where he helped identify the challenges in developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Japan. He is currently supporting the governments and private sectors within China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sudan, Ukraine and the United States to develop components of their ICT Infrastructure, Social Enterprises & Entrepreneurship ecosystems, and help create new and support existing industries.