Mallikarjun Kukunuri has been the CEO of Niruthi since 2016. Under his leadership, Niruthi expanded from a research consulting organization to a leading product and services company that is changing the crop insurance, commodities and banking sectors in India. He led the development of Niruthi’s partnerships with Weather News Inc, Japan, the world’s largest weather company and, the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) that advances crop research in the drylands of the world.
Mallikarjun has 12 years of business leadership and operations experience. In his previous positions with IBM, Hitachi and the CK Birla group he handled portfolios in excess of a Billion INR every year and played a vital role in retaining market share at each of the companies.
Mallikarjun holds a Bachelors of Technology from Javaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad. He obtained an MBA from the International Management Institute (IMI), Belgium and completed the executive program in international business at IIM, Calcutta.