Prakash Jalihal

Prakash Jalihal serves as Chair for the Board of EAST Initiative and Senior Advisor for the Global Technology Deployment Initiative. 

Until 2014, Jalihal served as managing director and senior vice president of FIS for Latin America and the Caribbean where he was responsible for the direct management of sales and operations for the company’s business in that region. The company now operates in over 30 countries in the region and is rated #1 financial technology company by FinTech

Jalihal was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Computing in 2009 and in 2011 was inducted into Arkansas Academy for Industrial Engineers. He is now a member of Arkansas Accelerator and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Arkansas School of Engineering. He has previously served on the Global Advisory Board of the Thunderbird School for International Management in Arizona.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bombay in 1970 and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1972.