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Kaushal Mehta

Entrepreneur, Motif, Inc.
City: Ahmedabad

Sectors:

Engineering, IT / Web / Internet

Kaushal along with Parul, founded Motif in August 2000. Kaushal has over 19 years of wide-ranging accomplishments in the BPO and Electronics Industry in Strategic Marketing, Program Management, Sales and Business Development. With international experience and strong leadership skills, Kaushal has consistently grown Motif in terms of revenue, employees and clients. He has led Motif to be an innovation driven BPO player with a focus on continuous process reengineering and best in class people processes. Kaushal received the AMA-Atlas DyeChem \'Entrepreneur of the Year award\' in 2003 for his accomplishments as a true entrepreneur and leader in the BPO industry in the state of Gujarat. His relentless efforts to make Motif a preferred employer of choice was recognized when DATAQUEST-IDC ranked Motif as one of the top 10 Preferred BPO companies in India, three years in a row in their BPO Employee Satisfaction Survey 2004, 2005 & 2006. Motif is also ranked among the Top 100 ITO and BPO companies in the world by NeoIT and Global Services, three years in a row, 2005, 2006 & 2007 and among Top 20 Rising Stars' in the Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) in 2006. In June 2006, he was awarded the Rotary award for Corporate Excellence by Rotary International. On January 09, 2008, Kaushal was featured in the cover story of Global CEO magazine, published by India's leading educational institute for Finance and Accounting, ICFAI. Kaushal has initiated many \'Giving back to the community\' programs at Motif such as the annual Motif Charity Walks, events for under privileged children and blood donation drives. Prior to returning to India, Kaushal lived in the US for ten years and worked with Silicon Valley companies such as Sun Microsystems, Inc., LSI Logic and Vadem in roles ranging from chip design to product marketing. After his return to India, Kaushal, along with Parul Mehta (Motif's co-founder and COO) started Confluence, a premier outsourced provider of software development services. Motif, Inc., is their second venture. Kaushal holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, USA and a Masters in Business Administration from San Jose University, USA. Kaushal is an ardent athlete and has participated in several marathons in India and abroad such as Mumbai Marathon, San Francisco Marathon, Chevron Houston Marathon.

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