Kishore Padmanabhan


Kishore is a first generation entrepreneur from Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu. He stared his career with Synergistic Software and Management Consultants in the early eighties but soon his inclination towards
entrepreneurship, saw him change track.

Kishore who was and continues to be passionate and focused about quality and innovation in education, ventured into this space in 1984 and by 2010 had become the biggest name in the Indian educational sector.

In 1996, he forayed into real estate and property development. Initially the development activities were undertaken under the banner of another firm of his, Tourism Resorts Private Limited, a company which was primarily into tourism and hospitality management.

In 2005, as business expanded, he set upMistair Realtys Private Limited and by 2010, had completed 800 independent cottages, satisfactorily catering to the requirements of prominent and elite clientele from more than 15 countries.

Even with an extremely busy schedule, he has always found time to work for the betterment of the less fortunate. His compassion and care has seen him spearhead several social initiatives. Projects to address basic amenities (health, hygiene, education) of the disadvantaged have always been dear to him.

He has had the distinction of being the youngest Rotary President of Nilgiris district, and the Citizen Forum, Ooty. He also served as the Secretary of the Nilgiris Civil Rights Society and as President of the Nilgiris Deaf and Dumb Association for over 5 years.