Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and COO
Narinder is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded companies in Singapore and the US with a focus on IT Services. He has held senior general management positions and has extensive experience with international business in North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.
Narinder heads Utopia's global delivery, human resources, and finance functions. He also leads Utopia's international expansion and new entity set up. Before co-founding Utopia, he was Director, New Markets for Targus Asia Pacific (Singapore) Pte Ltd., and Director of Operations, Gateway Singapore Pte Ltd. Narinder began his career as a Management Trainee at Hindustan Lever India (Unilever) and rapidly grew within the organization to manage a flagship, national brand. He then moved to the Middle East to manage Hitachi's comprehensive spread consumer electronics business. As General Manager at the International Watch Company in UAE, he developed and implemented an out-sourced supply chain strategy, encompassing product development, production, and international sourcing for leading brands like Timex and EverSwiss.
Narinder has an MBA from XLRI, India and a Masters in Physics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India. He received the prestigious "National Science Talent Scholarship" award at BITS and the "Best Student in Economics" award at XLRI. He is a certified Gateway Six Sigma Green Belt and speaks fluent Hindi and Punjabi.