President , ABB Technology Ventures
Girish Nadkarni is President of ABB Technology Ventures. Girish has been at ABB since 2003, during which time he has been responsible for ABB’s global cost migration program and ran the global automotive business for the Robotics Division. In October 2009 Girish started ABB Technology Ventures, ABB’s corporate venture fund.
Girish started his career as an attorney on Wall Street focusing on international banking and M&A. His business career spans Prudential where he was responsible for creating the Pru-Shelf financing facility which at the end of 2014 had 805 customers with a portfolio value of $82 Billion, GE Capital, and GE where he worked for Jack Welch on strategy and business development, and United Healthcare as chief operations officer. He has also had a stint as an entrepreneur when he founded and ran vSimplify, a VC funded startup.
Girish earned his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Bombay where he was a gold medalist, his masters of law degree from the University of Virginia which he attended as a DuPont Fellow, and an MBA from Harvard where he was designated a Baker Scholar.
ABB Technology Ventures invests globally and Girish is on the boards of companies in the US, China, Israel and Scotland. He is a frequent speaker at venture capital and industry conferences and was listed on the Global Corporate Venturing Power List 100 in 2012, 2013 and 2014.