Mr.Ashok Bakthavathsalam

Ashok Bakthavathsalam
Ashok BakthavathsalamManaging Director

K.G. Hospital

-Pioneered the concept of Medical Transcription in the Hospital
-Ensuring the attainment of management objectives through effective leadership and management/administration of the Hospital
-Instrumental in conducting over 1,00,000 free IOL surgeries to the poorer sections of the society


-Member of Task Force on Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu
-Member of Task Force on Information Technology, Government of India
-Chairman,Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),Coimbatore

Awards and Recognitions

-Best ICT Entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu, 2011 – from Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,
-Lifetime Achievement Award in Information Technology – Lions Club International
-Best Entrepreneur Award for 2009 – Coimbatore Management Association

Educational Qualification

-M.S. (Computer Engineering) Syracuse University, New York

Founder, Director, KGiSL Group of Companies

As the Founder and Director of KG Information Systems Private Limited, he has been responsible for KGISL’s growth by playing a key role in both leadership and management of the company. He has been able to predict the industry trends much ahead, which resulted in the tremendous growth of IT and BPO services at KGISL. KGISL literally pioneered the growth of the IT Services and BPO services in Coimbatore since 1996. Under his leadership, KGISL has established the following:

  • Data Security Management
  • Document & Content Management
  • Database Operations Management
  • Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Management

KGISL has also established:

  • KG Financial Software P Limited – a pure software solutions and product company catering exclusively to the BFSI industry including the likes of HSBC, Merill Lynch, ABN Amro, UBS, Macquarie and Morgan Stanley
  • Hirotec India, the industry leader, providing top quality, closure panel solutions to the automotive industry
  • Coimbatore Hitech Infrastructure Limited (CHIL) – one of Tamil Nadu’s largest product-specific Special Economic Zone (SEZ) serving the IT/ITeS industry in Coimbatore. CHIL-SEZ has become home to some of large multinational companies, viz. Robert Bosch, Cognizant and Dell International, thereby elevating Coimbatore as a premier destination in the IT map of India

KGISL Trust:

He was instrumental in establishing KGISL Trust, which has sponsored three academic institutions which excel in their ability to

  • provide real-world exposure to aspiring IT professionals and for its innovative instructional technologies
  • emphasis on “Learning by Doing” to build skills and
  • “Earn-while-you-learn” opportunities making its students industry ready

KGISL-Institute of Information Management (KGISL-IIM), an industry sponsored post graduate institute offering the 3-year MCA program KG College of Arts and Science (KGCAS), the fastest growing, quality oriented Arts and Science institution in the Coimbatore region KGISL Institute of Technology (KiTE), an engineering college with a strong focus on Research