Murali Vullaganti

Co-Founder and CEO, PeopleShores

Murali Vullaganti is Co-Founder and Chief Mentor of RuralShores, a socioeconomic initiative with a vision to set up rural-based IT and business process centers in India nationwide. The objective is to create employment opportunities for rural youth while providing cost efficiencies for the corporate world. The economic inclusion of rural communities prevents the migration of youth from villages to cities and provides people with dignified professional careers at their doorstep. Mr. Vullaganti is also a Co-Founder and Director of Compassites Software, a Bangalore-based business ideation and Innovation Company. Prior to assuming the above roles, he was Managing Director of Xansa India (now Steria) and executive board member for Group Management. Before moving back to India in 2003, Murali spent nearly 15 years in the USA and 5 years in Asia Pacific serving large corporations including Electronic Data Systems (now HP). He served as a founder and Director of EDS’ Global Financial Markets Group in New York and was credited for successfully building new practices (including Trading & Risk Management in the USA) and new markets (Capital Markets in Asia). His last role at EDS was Managing Director for EDS’ Solutions Consulting Asia Practice, covering Greater China, South-East Asia and India. Mr. Reddy has a Master’s in computer science from BITS, Pilani, and a Master’s in applied math from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India