Vishal Grover San Francisco

President and CEO of Systime Computer Corporation

About Vishal Grover San Francisco

Based out of San Francisco, Vishal Grover has dedicated over a dozen years to running SYSTIME. As its president & chief executive officer, Grover oversees a global business application firm with clients, offices and employees around the world. His responsibilities include overseeing profit and loss, business development & strategic alliances. Moreover, Vishal Grover led a dynamic team that grew the US Subsidiary 30 fold over a decade. His other accomplishments with these businesses include helping clients transition from client server based enterprise resource-planning solutions to next generation web systems and e-business programs by partnering with wireless and business-to-business software companies.

Prior to SYSTIME, Grover served as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in San Francisco. The firm's clients included a power holding company that utilized his merger integration strategy to purchase two power plants. During the process, he performed intensive research into areas of power plant operations ranging from fuels and finance to work and asset management and information technology. Before joining this firm, Vishal Grover served as a systems architect for Ford Motor Company. He holds a bachelor of science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.

WildAid Uncovers Unhindered Illegal Ivory Trade in Hong Kong

Vishal Grover is a respected San Francisco entrepreneur who serves as president and CEO of SYSTIME Computer Corporation. Passionate about protecting the natural environment, Vishal Grover of San Francisco supports WildAid, which takes a unique approach to conservation. The organization focuses on stopping illegal trade in products such as ivory, a practice that leads to the death of endangered elephants and rhinoceros.

With much ivory sourced in Africa, the end users of the product are largely based in Asia, where ivory has traditionally had cachet as an indicator of wealth. As reported recently by CNN, the illegal ivory trade has not stopped even under international pressure, with Hong Kong alone home to more than 400 legal ivory sellers.

While Hong Kong law stipulates that the materials sold must date to before 1989, when an international ban on the ivory trade went into effect, investigations by WildAid found that this legal trade was covering an extensive illegal trade. Undercover footage revealed ivory sellers joking about how simple it is to smuggle in new ivory, with strong demand coming from mainland China.

The consequences of this continued trade are dire. Without a profound change in attitudes, scientists predict that elephants living wild in Africa will become extinct within a generation.