One Line Bio

Kiruba Shankar is an entrepreneur, social media consultant, speaker, author, teacher, podcaster and a farmer.


Short Bio

Kiruba Shankar is CEO of Business Blogging & founder Director of F5ive Technologies. He has 20 years of work experience in Internet space and helps craft digital strategies for large firms. He has worked with leading brands such as British Council, Dominos Pizza, Murugappa Group, Mahindra Group, Sterling Holidays, Larsen & Toubro and The Hindu Newspaper Group.

He has authored five books and has been a technology columnist for newspapers such as Business Standard, Financial Express and The New Indian Express.

Kiruba has been teaching for 16 years and is a Professor of Digital Marketing. He has taught at leading B-Schools. He is a professional speaker and has delivered over 500 talks at conferences and corporate events.

In the weekends, Kiruba heads to his village where he passionately pursues organic farming in his 12 acre farm.


Obnoxiously Long Egoistic Bio

Kiruba Shankar is the CEO of Business Blogging, a leading social media consulting firm. He is one among Asia’s foremost experts in Digital strategies, enriched with decades of work experience in the online space.

He has diverse interests and has started multiple entrepreneurship ventures in various fields. He co-founded F5ive Technologies that does ‘Open Source Development’. His passion for agriculture and books, respectively, led him to start up Vaksana Farms and a publishing house called Verdure Books.

Prior to his entrepreneurship role, he was Associate Director of and a senior manager at Sify.

He has authored 4 books: ‘Copy Right and Left: Understanding Creative Commons‘, ‘Wikipedia – A Beginner’s Guide‘, ‘Crowdsourcing Tweet’ and ‘Unconference‘.

He has been a technology columnist at The New Indian Express, Business Standard and Financial Express.

He sat on the advisory board of RangDe, a peer-to-peer micro-lending initiative supported by ICICI Foundation.

Kiruba is passionate about teaching. He is a visiting faculty at Great Lakes Institute of Management near Chennai and Bharathidasan Institute of Management at Trichy. He has lectured on Social Media at IIM Kozhikode, IIM Bangalore, IIT Madras and Asian College of Journalism.

He is the curator of, an international event for achievers.

He is a professional podcaster and hosts Kiruba.TV where he interviews global achievers. BusinessWorld magazine once ranked his blog as one of India’s top blogs.