Jain, Arun

Arun Jain,
CMD Intellect Design Arena Ltd

Arun Jain is the Founder of Polaris Group and Chairman & Managing Director of Intellect Design Arena Limited, the world’s first full spectrum Fintech Products Company. Intellect powers over 240 leading Global Banks and Financial Institutions, with a revenue of INR 1499 Crores (USD 202 Mn) and an employee base of over 4500.  Arun commenced his entrepreneurial journey by setting up Nucleus Software Workshop in 1986, Polaris Software in 1993 and Intellect in 2011.

As an evangelist of Design Thinking, his brainchild - FinTech 8012, the World’s First Design Center at Chennai dedicated to Financial Technology came into being. With the constant drive to better the community around him, he instituted Mission Samriddhi – a social impact enterprise dedicated to holistic human development in India through the unique philosophy of Celebrate-Connect-Catalyse; Ullas Trust – a social impact organisation working towards igniting less privileged young minds into realizing their true potential.

Arun has been nominated as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Information Technology Ranchi, Jharkhand, India by Hon'ble President of India, for a period of three years with effect from 2nd Sept 2020. He has also been entrusted with the responsibility of the Chief Mentor of the FinTech Centre of Excellence at STPI, Chennai, Government. of India. He holds/ has held prestigious positions in various other forums like National Software Product Mission (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), Software Technology Parks of India (STPI),

He was bestowed with Dronacharya Award 2019 by TiECON Chennai. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Arun holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.