Friday, May 2, 2008

Arun Jain

"The unexplored human potential is immense and as a human being we are in constant discovery mode on how to exploit even 10 per cent of it."

Arun Jain, Chairman & CEO, Polaris Software

May 2, 4.30 pm

1 comment:

Murali said...

About Arun...

Arun Jain, Founder, Chairman & CEO, started the Polaris Software Lab Ltd in 1993 with just $250 (Rs.10,000) and a dream. Today, Polaris is a multinational software company, with more than 10000 professionals and a leading provider of solutions to the banking, financial services and insurance industries with annual revenue of USD 300 million. Polaris has 29 relationship offices in 15 countries and 7 business solution centers in India.

If you can dream it, you can do it! A strong believer in the power of the ‘organizational subconscious’ and 'common destiny', Arun is the architect behind "Lakshya" the annual 'visioning' and goal setting exercise of Polaris. Lakshya continues to involve and inspire one and all at Polaris. Arun's hobby, in his own words, is "Dreaming". He attributes Polaris’ success to the power of alignment at the organizational sub consciousness. He is a voracious reader and enjoys his learnings on anthropology, philosophy, religion and child psychology. Arun believes strongly in people power and often says, “with committed people you can achieve what most people think is impossible’’.

Having nurtured Polaris to become a global integrated technology solution provider for the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance sector, Arun is passionately working on the Learning Architecture for the organization that will leverage the full potential of each and every employee and propel Polaris to the next phase in its growth journey.

Arun founded the Ullas Trust to integrate Polaris associates (employees) with larger community and encourage the “Can Do It" spirit in students from Corporation and Government schools. The Trust has reached over 18000 students in Tamil Nadu, Mumbai and Delhi.

Arun is the recipient of the “ICICI Venture-CII Connect 2006 Entrepreneur Award” for his significant contribution towards developing Tamil Nadu as a centre of Information, Communications & Technology (ICT) Excellence. Arun is on the Board of Madras Stock Exchange Ltd, a member of Advisory Council of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) for their functioning of the incubation facility and technological innovation in the area of information technology and a key member in the State Level IT Task Force in Tamil Nadu, India.

He has also served as Chairman of Tamil Nadu State Council, Confederation of Indian Industry - Southern Region during 2003 - 2004, Chairman of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce - Tamil Nadu Branch during 2001 – 2002 and on the Board of Xavier's Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India.

Arun holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering (1983).
Shailesh Dhawla | Senior Manager | Corporate Communications
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