A visionary and dynamic person, Kunal Bagla, CEO, ARCGATE, Udaipur was born on 6th October 1977 in Udaipur. He passed his class 12th in 1985 from St. Pauls Senior Secondary School, Udaipur. Then he studied in The Doon School, Dehradun. He earned his Business Management Degree from The University of Texas at Austin, USA. Kunal has extensive and rich experience in Management consulting and serving clients in the technology and media sector. He was Manager at Deloitte Consulting, Houstan, USA- the world's second largest accounting and consulting company- practising in the Technology Integration Services Group till 2004. His experience spans over nineteen years in software development with deep experience in enterprise wide systems implementation.
Kunal says that he decided to enter IT field as he has a keen interest in technology and it is a hot career with unlimited opportunities and openings and integrated growth of clients. USA companies were catering to big players. Arcgate that was started in 2005 is a ten-year old, ISO 9001: 2015 certified IT and ITeS Company with over 2000 + full time professionals providing cutting edge Data Solutions and IT Services outsourcing services to US clients. It is registered with STPI as a 100% EOU and its offshore delivery centre at IT Park, Udaipur comprises state-of-the- art 1.2 lac sq. ft. office premises. A leader in business process outsourcing, Arcgate helps some of the most innovative and leading startups in the world create and execute digital strategies by providing A1 training data augmentation and other data solutions. It has a growing team- of 2000 + highly skilled full time employees, which has been made -possible only by the relentless execution and management style of the founding team.
Kunal is responsible for formulating and executing long term strategies and for all interactions with clients. He is the company's primary decision and policy maker, setting the tone for the company's values, ethics and culture. He personifies Arcgate's commitment to delivering the highest quality services to its clients around the world. He represents the company in a number of external venues. He is a member of the University of Texas MIS Steering Committee. He has also been a featured speaker at several international business and technology conferences.
With an extensive experience in management consulting and a degree from The University of Texas, he can be credited for bringing sale and value by executing business turnarounds and managing successful clients. He has helped today's startups navigate the ever-changing world of technology combining the innovative feel of start up with the sophistication of an experienced team and a state-of-the-art highly secure huge delivery centre. Arcgate strives to make an impact on the companies it works with and the local economy. He has been recognized as the Best Young Entrepreneur in India by Dun and Bradstreet, the leading business credit rating agency in the world. He has also been honoured as the Most Promising Young Entrepreneur by Vigyan Samiti, Udaipur for his contribution to the growth of technology in the local region. Arcgate has received many awards from different agencies. The most recent ones being- Best Service Exporter (Small) in India by ECGC, Best Small and Medium Enterprise in IT and ITeS by Dun and Brad Street, Diversified Staffing Achievement Award by ICICI and most promising Brand of Udaipur by Economic Times. Arcgate Lab is the company's technology innovation hub where they build break through products and automate business process for clients.
Kunal's day begins at 7.30 with the checking of e-mail. Then comes one-hour session of 'yoga', 'pranayam' and meditation for fitness. On Sundays he plays tennis with daughter Ayessha. He reads several business management books. He is an excellent player of Indian classical music on 'sitar'. He learnt this while he was in USA. He believes that one should do good deeds. Inner peace and satisfaction come when one contributes to the well being of others.
Kunal heads the Arcgate Foundation that aims to help the local community by creating opportunities through programmes in the areas of education, healthcare and rural development. It maintains some roads, parks and roundabouts in the town. It helps the employees by organizing several programmes for them. He is an executive council member of Seva Mandir, one of India's leading development non-profit organizations.
Happily married to Devyani Bagla, he has a nine-year old daughter named Ayessha and four-year old son named Ayaan. His parents are Dilip and Sushma Bagla. Dilip Bagla is the Chairman of Arcgate.