Dr. Kailash Katkar
Founder & CEO, Quick Heal Technologies, India
Dr. Kailash Katkar is the MD and CEO of Quick Heal Technologies Limited, India’s leading IT Security Solutions Company. He is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and management of the company. Under his leadership, Quick Heal Technologies became the first Indian software product company to hit the capital markets in 2016. Kailash was born on 1st November 1966 to a Maharashtrian family at Rahimatpur, a small village near Satara in Maharashtra. He grew up in Pune and from a very young age, chose to break the norms of attending rigorous classroom sessions and decided to divert his inquisitiveness and hard work to create his own business. This little spur of thought guided by sheer grit and gumption drove him to set up his own business – from a small one-room, boot-strapped electrical device repair station to an IT Security Solutions empire spread worldwide. As a true visionary, his strategic business approach has continuously produced significant business values for Quick Heal Technologies in the form of financial performance, customer satisfaction & retention, market share, and productivity. His strong commitment to operational excellence, innovative approach to business problems, and aptitude for partnering cross-functionally has made Quick Heal the most preferred consumer security solution brand. In 2015, the company successfully forayed into enterprise security with the launch of the brand ‘Seqrite’. His brainchild Quick Heal Foundation functions in the areas of community welfare, education and creating awareness around cybersecurity. The foundation has provided training and guidance on cybersecurity to more than 10 lakh students. In 2017, Chitkara University felicitated Kailash with the Honorary Doctorate for his outstanding contribution to Business, Education and Humanity.