Karthik is Samvada’s multi-talented driver and admin-assistant. He confidently manoeuvres human, vehicular and animal traffic while ferrying Samvada’s staff from Silk Institute Metro Station to the Samvada campus in time. He is a man of few words who lets his work do the talking.
Hailing from Banjarpalya, the neighbourhood of the Samvada campus, Karthik completed his schooling partly from his hometown, Udupi and Bangalore city. He worked in sales as the credit card team lead for ICICI & SBI banks before taking up full-time driving for 2 years. The driving job took him places which helped him make friends from all over Karnataka, and involved long and late-night drives. The former he enjoyed and still cherishes. The latter, not so much. Despite being somewhat of a neighbour, Karthik was unaware of Samvada’s campus being built in the locality. The first time he walked in was for the job interview and he never left. He says his work brings him joy and allows him to learn new accounting and management skills.
Karthik loves travelling, as long as he gets to leave the driving to someone else. He would rather sit back playing music. At least once in his life he hopes to visit Paris and ride solo to Ladakh.