Karthik Kittu is a entrepreneur & change maker. In his other life he works as a CEO of passionconnect.in, Educator and Career Architect. Gifted with a high restlessness quotient he has dabbled in varied fields. He constantly tries to bring his interests in travel, photography, technology & psychology to impact societal change.
Karthik has 10+ Years of Experience having worked with many Fortune 100 Clients & for Infosys, Dimension-data & most recently KPMG before he decided to turn entrepreneur. He has served Rotaract, the Youth wing of Rotary International for 13 years and was most recently President of South Asia leading and mentoring about 50,000+ volunteers. He has delivered leadership lectures at many places in the world and also served as a cultural & Vocational Ambassador to USA as part of Rotary Foundation. He is a member of Data Security Council of India, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, USA and a Traffic Warden with Bangalore City Traffic Police. He also Is a Paul Harris Fellow. Karthik was in Los Angeles, USA amongst 80 people in the world chosen to become a startingbloc fellow & is the Co-Chair for of the Board for startingbloc India and currently also serves on the fellow interview committee to select new fellows for future Startingbloc Institutes. He also represented India at the Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs, at the Summit in November 2014, at Brunei. He also is on the Management Committee of Natanam an organisation promoting Classical Dance, Music, Mythology & Dance Photography. Karthik has also led the Project Team that set up the Wireless Network for TEDIndia 2009.
Karthik has been recognized by the Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka for his social entrepreneurship projects & from the Hon’ble Governor of Odisha, Shri S C Jamir for his yeomen service to society. He also was awarded the ‘Service above Self’ Award (The highest honor given to a Rotaractor in Asia) from the Chairman of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, ‘Lead the Change’ award form the President of Rotary International for his self-less leadership & service and a Lifetime Achievement award for13 long years and outstanding Service to the Rotaract Movement.
Karthik holds a Bachelor’s in Science & Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Bangalore University and a Certificate in Cosmology from Centre for Theology, Berkeley, USA and also is a Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator and a Bluecoat Certified Professional.
He aims to create a new eco-system in helping an individual discover his/her passion and follow it.