Board of Directors Profiles

Dr. Santanu Paul

Dr. Santanu Paul MD and CEO, TalentSprint


Santanu is the Founder and CEO of TalentSprint. Under his leadership, TalentSprint has emerged as a leading player in the deep-tech education industry and is currently a part of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Group Company. TalentSprint partners with top academic institutions and global corporations to bring transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to emerging and experienced professionals.

Santanu also serves as an Independent Director at NSDL Payments Bank and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and leads various Board Sub-Committees.

Santanu began his professional career in New York as a Research Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights. He worked as Chief Technology Officer for OpenPages and Viveca, both venture-backed high-tech firms. Before embarking on this entrepreneurial journey, Santanu spent 5 years with Virtusa as Senior Vice President, responsible for Global Delivery Operations. He played a pivotal role in building Virtusa, India as an aspirational employer brand for the best technical and management talent, leading up to an IPO in 2007.

A recipient of many academic scholarships, including the Rackham Doctoral Fellowship, the IBM Canada Fellowship, the LaCroute Fellowship for Computing Sciences, Santanu has authored over 20+ research papers and is an inventor on 2 US patents. He is also a guest columnist for leading media publications.

Santanu received his B.Tech from IIT Madras and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, both in Computer Science.