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Ivan Fernandes


Ivan Fernandes is the Chairman and Managing Director of Regent Technologies Ltd., a company specializing in consulting, incubation and investments.
Ivan is a successful serial entrepreneur who has built several start-ups into well-known brands including Ducont - a leader in providing corporate mobility solutions and Synectics - that was the leader in front-end banking solutions in the nineties. Regent has also funded some successful start-ups including Track IT Solutions and Tricolor Investments. Under his leadership Ducont has won several global awards for its solutions from Microsoft, Dubai Government and GSM Congress in Cannes, France.
He was instrumental in the creation of Kanara Entrepreneurs in Dubai in the year 2004 to unite successful entrepreneurs hailing from the Kanara region and initiate various programs to promote entrepreneurship in this region. Today, he continues to lead this organization as its Chairman with chapters in Dubai and Bangalore.

In 2011, KE Global launched an entrepreneur cell at AIMIT in Mangalore mainly to support young college students who aspire to be entrepreneurs of tomorrow. With the intention of promoting economic development in the Kanara region, Ivan with the support of his colleagues in KE Global, launched the creation of Mangalore Internet City. Ivan is privileged to be recognized and honored by several reputed organizations.

Some of his recognitions include ‘Young Entrepreneur’ Award from the Federation of Konkani Catholic Associations, Bangalore in the year 2006. ‘Distinguished Alumni’ Award from his Alma Mater, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore in the year 2008. ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ – Pearl Award from TECOM Investments, Dubai Government in the year 2009 and ‘NRI Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award from Rachana, Catholic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mangalore in the year 2010.