In 2011, KE Global launched an entrepreneur cell at AIMIT in Mangalore mainly to support young college students who aspire to be entrepreneurs of tomorrow. With the intention of promoting economic development in the Kanara region, Ivan with the support of his colleagues in KE Global, launched the creation of Mangalore Internet City. Ivan is privileged to be recognized and honored by several reputed organizations.
Some of his recognitions include ‘Young Entrepreneur’ Award from the Federation of Konkani Catholic Associations, Bangalore in the year 2006. ‘Distinguished Alumni’ Award from his Alma Mater, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore in the year 2008. ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ – Pearl Award from TECOM Investments, Dubai Government in the year 2009 and ‘NRI Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award from Rachana, Catholic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mangalore in the year 2010.