Kamal Budhabhatti is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Craft Silicon, a Kenya-based global software development and services company.
He founded Craft Silicon in October 2000. Today, under his leadership and vision, Craft Silicon has been recognized as one of the biggest software house across the emerging markets with its other development center and relationship office in India and USA respectively. Craft Silicon has talent strength comprising technology architects, and domain experts, providing solutions to the banking, financial services and insurance industries. Today Craft Silicon is valued more than 2 Billion KSH.
With 250 employees and more than 200 customers spread across 40 countries in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, Kamal still strongly believes in the power of ‘Innovative Thinking’ and delivers ground-breaking solutions to Craft Silicon Customers even now thereby standing in line with the organization’s motto ‘Thinking. Crafting. Transforming.’
He is a voracious programmer with expertise in C#, Java and Mobile computing. Kamal’s hobby outside the work includes adventure sports and air piloting. He is a ravenous reader and enjoys his reading on autobiographies, philosophy, technical, and management and success stories. He has a strong believer in people power, he often says, “Associates are the Assets of Craft Silicon, with their commitment, even impossible is possible’’.
Kamal founded the Craft Silicon Foundation with the social intention to educate the aspiring youngsters of Kenya in the area of information technology.
Kamal is actively involved in researching & crafting necessities of the organization to position Craft Silicon among the best financial technology companies in the world.
Craft Silicon has won several awards. The recent one being ‘Africa Award 2010 for Entrepreneurship’ for his leadership traits and for his achievements.