Raja has been in the IT industry for over 27 years. He has successfully executed diverse roles including Internal Audit, Operations, Program Management, Sales, Large Account Management, Practice Building, Profit Center head and CSR initiatives.
In Happiest Minds, he is responsible for building the Happiest Workplace environment.
Before co-founding Happiest Minds, he was the CEO of Mindtree Foundation where he implemented challenging and innovative initiatives for Persons with Disabilities and Primary education. During his tenure of two years, Mindtree Foundation came to be considered a thought leader in Assistive Technologies in India.
In his earlier roles in Mindtree, he managed the P&L responsibilities of APAC Business (India, Singapore, Australia and Middle East). He established strong regional leadership teams that turned around the business at the crossroads. Prior to that, he set up the Testing Practice as an independent business, growing it into a world class team of over 500 testers in an 18 month period. He joined Mindtree after a 13 year stint in Wipro's Technology Business.
Raja is a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from CEG, Anna University, Chennai, and an MBA from Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Tiruchi.
Raja has been a Member of NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, NASSCOM Foundation's Disability Advisory Group and CII - Disability Forum and sits on the Board of Fourth Wave Foundation, an organization focused on Inclusive development, is a Trustee at Comm-DEALL, an early intervention program for children with ASD and learning disorders and a member of Experts Panel for National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). He is a sought after speaker at various HR Conferences and has also presented at the NASSCOM D&I National and Regional Conferences. He was a core Member of the organizing team of Disability Conference January 2011, organized by Govt. of Karnataka, Dept. of IT, BT and S&T. He has served as a Member of the Assistive Technology Advisory Group, Spastics Society of Karnataka and has been on the Board of Studies of BIM and a member of IT Quality of Forum of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Raja is a trained counselor and volunteers his weekend evenings at a pastoral counseling center in Bangalore.