Murali Vullaganti, Founder & Executive Chairman, PeopleShores

Murali Vullaganti, Founder & Executive Chairman, PeopleShores

Murali is Founder and Executive Chairman of PeopleShores, a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) with a charter to transform aspiring untapped young adults in underserved communities in the US into knowledge professionals. PeopleShores employs these young adults on full time basis and impart them with technical skills to deliver high quality technology and business process services to its corporate customers. PeopleShores currently have centers in Clarksdale, Pine Bluff and Brooklyn and in the process of expanding to Atlanta and Memphis.

Murali is also Founder Director of RuralShores, a similar nationwide social initiative set up 12 years ago in India with a vision to bring technology enabled jobs to the rural youth. RuralShores now has 14 centers spread across 8 states employing 2500+ rural youth managing 80+ complex processes for 30+ reputed clients across 4 continents.

Before moving back to India, Murali spent nearly 15 years in the USA and 5 years in Asia Pacific serving large Corporates including EDS (now HP). His last role at EDS was Managing Director for the Solutions Consulting Asia Practice, covering Greater China, South-East Asia and India. His work at RuralShores and PeopleShores received several accolades and awards including the prestigious Edison Award for innovation, Wall Street Journal / Credit Suisse Award and Harvard-Oxford joint case study.

Murali has dual Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics