Manjunatha Hebbar (mhebbar) is a serial entrepreneur with over three decades of experience in building, running and scaling global engineering and r&d businesses.
Starting with a focus on the new concept / new product development, he led NCP, a design lab for over 13 yrs that developed and licensed 87 original products in avionics, telecom, networking, medical electronics, consumer electronics and industrial automation domains. Later, with focus on incubating, developing and expanding global businesses, he has played key business and strategic leadership roles at Philips Software Centre, Agere Systems (Proxim – Wireless), iGATE Global Solutions, HCL Technologies and CYIENT (Infotech Enterprises).
Currently, he heads – buoyanci, a virtual innovation and growth accelerator for global product startups and technology companies.
He has been playing several key leadership roles as part of industry bodies and associations like NASSCOM, IESA, CII, IMA, engaged in promoting and nurturing Strategic Alliances & Eco-system development. He chaired the NASSCOM Engineering Proficiency Council working towards building a cohesive curriculum and system to get Engineering Students, Industry ready through several engagement and interventions across the country.
He runs EntirelySo!, a social enterprise that is focused on creating and implementing inclusive businesses and promoting social enterprise ecosystem. He supports several self-reliance programs and sustainability initiatives through Swayamprakasha – a self reliance foundation.
He is an Electronics Engineer, a Fellow of The Institute of Engineers (India), with MBA in Systems & Marketing and Fellowship in strategic management with a focus on business sustainability and social entrepreneurship.