Board Of Directors

Mr. Gaurav Gupta IAS, – Chairperson, BBC- Secretary, Department of IT, BT and S & T .
Mr. Gaurav Gupta is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service of the 1990 batch borne on Karnataka cadre. Currently, Mr.Gupta is serving the Karnataka Government as Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology.He has earlier worked as Commissioner for Industrial Development promoting industries and investments in state of Karnataka, and before that in various senior positions of State Government including Chairman of Bangalore Water Board, Special Commissioner in BBMP, Managing Director in KSRTC.
His approach in the Government has been to facilitate trade and business. He has worked to create critical infrastructure – transport, water and electricity – for the State and also for City of Bengaluru. He has been the key driver for the ‘Invest Karnataka 2016’, the flagship mega-investment summit. Mr. Gupta has worked to simplify processes within Government so as to enable Ease of doing Business. In his present capacity, he is working to create the infrastructure for the IT and BT industry, incentivise investments, and promote startups. Besides, he is also working to promote the Electronic manufacturing and Animation & Visual Effects industry.

yathDr N Yathindra, Director, BBC and Director IBAB.
Prof. N Yathindra is Director, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB). He received his Ph.D. from the Center of Advanced Study in Biophysics, University of Madras. His postdoctoral work was carried out at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prof. Yathindra has served as Chairman, School of Physical Sciences and Dean-Academic at University of Madras. His research involves the use of computational approaches to study structure and function of biological macromolecules. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
jagaDr Jagadish Mittur – Director, BBC and Head, Biotech Facilitation Cell (BFC).
Dr. Mittur N. Jagadish joined KBITS as the Head of BFC on 7 December 2012. Following his graduation with BSc (Hons) and MSc from Bangalore University, Dr. Jagadish obtained his PhD from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland, in 1979 and has work experience of 16 years in academia (institutions in India, Ireland, USA, Germany and Australia) and 16 plus years in industry in India working for both national and multinational companies. He has a work experience across 5 distinct country cultures in 7 international cities.
jatDr Jitendra Kumar, Managing Director, Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC).
Dr Kumar holds a PhD degree in Biotechnology from Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, a prestigious national laboratory affiliated to Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi. Subsequently, he moved to University of Illinois at Chicago, where he worked on Leukemia. In the next stint as a Post Doc at Ohio State University, Columbus OHIO (USA) he worked on various cutting edge research projects related to chromatin remodeling, mitochondrial Phospholipase, its role in apoptosis and role of peroxides in inducing mitochondrial dysfunction in heart, liver and brain. He is the author on several internationally acclaimed peer reviewed papers. He holds a MBA degree from prestigious Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He also led a team from Ohio State University to contest International Entrepreneurship Challenge, 2008 organized by Materials Research Society. After returning from US, he joined as a Vice- President of Life Science Incubator at IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad where he was involved in actively mentoring Incubatee companies, creating pipeline of entrepreneurs through innovative models of team building around the technologies, working with public R&D laboratories and Universities to create entrepreneurial models of commercialization. He brought many Government Grants and created a world class center for translational research in Life Sciences at IKP Knowledge Park. As the Director & Head of BBC his current focus is on Incubating Innovations is Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Biofuel/Bio-energy and Pharma/Healthcare. He is working closely with Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS), Department of IT, BT and S&T, Govt of Karnataka, to create a vibrant Life Sciences Innovation cluster in Bangalore.