Vish A. Viswanathan, MS '89


Priyadarshini Pennathur portrait.

Vish is a seasoned global executive with over 27 years track record of successful business leadership in Travel/IT industries. Currently, he is the CEO of UBICS Inc., a global leader in strategic consulting and integrated IT services, headquartered in Pittsburgh, USA with offices in US, UK, UAE and India. Prior to this, Vish has served as executive management consultant for UB Holdings, MD of Sabre Holdings in Asia/Pacific region and in senior management positions at American Airlines and Sabre in US/India.

Vish is a University topper in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, India (1986) and has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from State University of New York at Buffalo, USA (1989). His thesis on "Demand Point Approximations for the Planar, Euclidean Metric, p-Median Problem, With and Without Barriers to Travel” was published in the International Journal of Operations Research in 1990.

Vish is an active The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) charter member and is head of the TiE Chennai’s strategic initiative to foster entrepreneurship and help setup Technology Business Incubators (TBI) in educational institutions. He is a member of the Advisory board in several start-up companies in US and India and actively mentors young entrepreneurs to help them grow and succeed with their startups.

Vish is an angel investor/mentor with The Chennai Angels and an Executive Member of the Alumni Association of College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University. Vish is involved in various community, charity and social organizations helping in planning and execution of social projects worldwide. Vish has travelled to and worked with colleagues and customers in over 78 countries. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Chennai, India.