Vivek Paul

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Vivek Paul
Born1958 (1958)
EducationSt. Columba's School, Delhi
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Bachelor of Engineering)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (MBA)
EmployerTPG Capital, Wipro (prior)

[1]Vivek Paul (born 1958)[citation needed] is an American businessman. His career included spells as a public company CEO, investor and entrepreneur, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.[2][citation needed]

Early career[edit]

Paul received Bachelor of Engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani and MBA from University of Massachusetts Amherst.[citation needed] He did his schooling from St. Columba's in New Delhi.[3]


In 1990, Paul was part of the founding team of WiproGE Medical Systems, and became its CEO in 1994.[citation needed] The joint venture started as a sales and service arm, went on to manufacturing, and then design and build of medical equipment, becoming India's largest exporter of high value electronics goods.[citation needed] Paul was then asked to lead GE's worldwide CT scanner business.[citation needed] Paul reorganized operations across its China, Japan and US operations, and launched GE as the first major multi-detector CT provider.[citation needed] The work in complex product development became a foundation of "Design For Six Sigma".[citation needed]


In 1999, Paul was asked to become Vice Chairman of Wipro and CEO of its outsourcing unit. Wipro was a $150-million company when Vivek Paul took over, and it had all the tendencies of a small, traditional company. Paul has been credited with creating a global business and for much of Wipro's growth into a multibillion-dollar company.[citation needed] On October 19, 2000, Wipro was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Paul was recognized as among the top 6 managers in the world by Jack Welch in one of his books, as well as by several business magazines.

TPG Capital[edit]

In June 2005, Paul joined private equity firm, TPG Capital, as an investing partner spanning various fund classes, from buyout to Asia to venture capital. He went on to be a Founding Partner of TPG Growth, a fund focussed on growth capital for midsize companies.[4] He resigned from TPG in December 2008.

Kinetic Glue[edit]

Founded KineticGlue, a cloud based enterprise social media application in 2008.[5] Sold company to BMC in 2013.


Paul co-founded the Microbiome Alliance at Stanford, and was the driving force behind the first Microbiome Symposium at Stanford in 2014. The second annual Stanford Microbiome Symposium will be held in September 2015. Paul also co-chaired the Biodesign program of 2014-2015.

Electronic Arts[edit]

Paul has been on the board of Electronic Arts since 2005, and was Chair of its CEO Selection Committee in 2013.

Paul has served on the advisory council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, on the board of the California Chamber of Commerce, on the board of the U.S.-India Business Council, and on the Senate of BITS, Pilani.


  • Ranked among the best managers in the world by BusinessWeek in 2003.[6]
  • Among the top global business influentials by Time magazine in 2004.[7]
  • Among the top 30 most respected global CEOs by Barron's in 2005.[8]


  1. ^ "Vivek Paul: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  2. ^ "Vivek Paul's Profile | Stanford Profiles". Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  3. ^ "Vivek Paul". Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  4. ^ Texas Pacific Group Names Vivek Paul as Partner; Executive Will Focus on Technology and Life Sciences Investments at Venture Arm of Texas Pacific Group. Business Wire, June 30, 2005
  5. ^ Best Enterprise Collaboration Software Archived 2013-06-20 at
  6. ^ The Best & Worst Managers Of The Year. Business Week, January 12, 2004
  7. ^ Vivek Paul among TIME/CNN's Global Business Influentials
  8. ^ [1]