Kailas Karthikeyan

Kailas is an Attorney at Microsoft India and has had a focus on Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law and Public Policy. He has been closely involved in ensuring favorable legal outcomes for Microsoft before the Competition Appellate Tribunal and the Delhi Courts in the Online Intermediary cases.

He graduated from National Law School of India, Bangalore in 2003. He started his career with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, working for 4 years on a unique and first of its kind multi-stakeholder Project, “Strategies and Preparedness for Trade and Globalization in India”. He then completed his MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad in 2008, majoring in Strategy and Finance. Prior to his joining Microsoft in 2011, he worked with DLF, India’s largest real estate development company for 3 years in multiple projects. Kailas is married to Vaishnavi and they have a 3 year old son, Yogesh and stays in New Delhi. He has very fond memories of Australia, where he spent 4 of his childhood years and where he still has close friends and family. A fun fact (not so fun for him) is that Kailas had police guards for most of his schooling and college years.