Mr Kulkarni has obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai (India). He has also claimed Master of Engineering degree from Oregon State University (USA) and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis (USA). He subsequently went on to complete his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis (USA).
Mr Kulkarni comes with 24 years of rich experience and skills in Technology Development and Deployment, Product Development, Application Engineering & Pre-Sales, Leadership, Market Intelligence & Insight led Decision Making. He has hands on experience in the Renewable Sector and also experienced in various leadership roles across Semi-Conductor and Solar Energy industry.
In his previous stints, Mr Kulkarni has worked as Chief Executive Officer with Svagos Technik, Inc, and various established groups like, Suzlon Energy Limited, GCL Solar Materials, SunEdison and MEMC Electronic Materials.
As the Chief Technical Officer Mr Kulkarni will be responsible for research, innovation and new product development, speeding up technology transition and giving Vikram Solar a competitive edge in technology.