Gopal is an engineer from Anna University, Chennai, India and has an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He worked in various capacities in Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co., a very large Consumer Durable and Industrial Products manufacturing company, for 13 years and handled all operations for the Northern Indian region as Regional Manager till 1989. He was then with NIIT, a leading IT services / IT education company, where he was a member of the Board and established the Software services operations for the company in Europe as the Managing Director of NIIT Europe, before he joined Raj Vattikuti in 2001. He handled international operations for a group Software Company for 8years, before taking charge as Managing Director of the Indian subsidiary. He served in this capacity for 6 years before taking charge as CEO of Vattikuti Technologies in July 2015.