DILIP DUBEY:
 
DILIP DUBEY




 
 
 
 
 
CEO of Netlink in Madison Heights. Dubey has grown Netlink into a global entity with $60 million in annual revenue. The company has experienced 100 percent growth annually throughout his tenure and has more than 1,000 employees. Netlink ranked 443 on the 2008 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. Dubey led the creation of a completely new delivery model called the Delta Platform for IT Services. The platform is based on his doctoral work, and incorporated market trends and Y2K opportunities in 1999. Dubey received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Central Great Lakes region in 2008. He and his wife, Sonal, founded the Netlink Foundation, which supports children's rights and creates sustainable change in the communities where Netlink is located. Through the foundation, Dubey provides funding for food, medical care, education, housing, and clothing. He also shows children what kind of possibilities their futures can hold by giving them access to universities, other childrens' charities, and UNICEF programs. Dubey serves as a director of several information technology, engineering, and nonprofit companies. He has done doctoral-level work on virtually distributed technology teams in internal business and holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the Regional Engineering College Bhopal in India.


WHERE BORN: "India. Michigan has been home since 1992."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "My dad, who had a spectacular career in his own right. He really shaped my views on society and business. Many others have really been influential and that includes the chairman of our board who built a huge empire from scratch, and leaders like Joe Dumars."

LAST BOOK READ: "Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman."

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "It's difficult for me to answer but I'd say a humble, passionate business leader, and a father who tried to achieve."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "There are three things happening in the industry today. Businesses are looking for results and not just services in IT. There is a convergence in IT and business technology with business processes. It's making it difficult for people looking for outside help. The pure “offshore” model is dead in terms of outsourcing. These three things are going to create an environment in which the IT industry will be more focused on results that are billable and focusing on building business processes and business results. Traditional IT and pure outsourcing will no longer be sustainable. Netlink is meeting that change."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "Today it's my PDA. I use it extensively, as unexciting as that is."

FAVORITE PLACE: "Always home. I've lived in many countries, cultures, and environments, and there's no place like home."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "I like writing poetry and, of course, sports."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Indian; my favorite restaurant is Brar in Toronto. It has the best Indian food."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "I can make kids laugh. I'm a true comedian for kids. My wife says I'm the best dishwasher."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "As a good human being who always did the right thing."

At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.