RAJESH MAKHIJA

Chief Executive Officer - Eldorado
Email: rajesh.makhija@mphasis.com

Rajesh, assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer, Eldorado in November of 2014.

In addition, Rajesh holds three key portfolios at Mphasis; Product Portfolio Group, Marketing & Alliances and Mergers & Acquisitions. Previously, Rajesh was heading the Enterprise Market Unit at Mphasis, responsible for spearheading the expansion of high-growth Enterprise Business segments in prime geographies of the U.S. and Canada, Western Europe, ANZ and Japan. Segments include Healthcare & Life Sciences, Communications, Media & Entertainment, Retail, Logistics & Hospitality, and Manufacturing & Hi-Tech.

Rajesh has more than 22 years of experience in IT and Outsourcing, and has worked across a wide portfolio of industries and geographies in his career. He has been with Mphasis for 14 years, and has played multiple roles across Business and P&L Management, Software Product Management, Go To Market Strategy Formulation, Sales, Alliance Management and Marketing Functions. Over the years, Rajesh has produced tremendous growth across a wide spectrum of industry segments. He was instrumental in making Enterprise Unit, one of the fastest growing and amongst the most profitable units within the organization.

Prior to joining Mphasis, Rajesh worked as National Business Manager for Godrej Pacific, India (now Ingram Micro) for more than 3 years. During this period, he was responsible for P&L, sales, service, marketing and distribution of various IT hardware products, and also held responsibility for managing the logistics of its international supply chain and national dealer network. Subsequently, Rajesh founded Nibishi Services Ltd., based in Mumbai, India, and experienced a 3-plus year stint as an entrepreneur, setting up a dealer-driven nationwide infrastructure service network for various IT and office automation products.

An experienced presenter, Rajesh has been a guest lecturer at multiple universities in the U.S. and India. He is often called upon to share his insight in cross-industry forums on next-generation technologies affecting business processes and the state of the global sourcing and outsourcing industries.

Academically, he holds an Engineering degree in Electronics & Telecom and a PGDM (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. Rajesh has continued an ongoing relationship with the university, and is currently the President of IIM-Ahmedabad Alumni Association, USA Chapter. He also completed the Advanced Management program at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania and is an active member of the Wharton Club of New York. In his personal life, Rajesh is committed to charitable efforts and is associated with multiple non-governmental organizations to support underprivileged children in India. He is an avid follower of NBA & Cricket, also an active sports person with passion for tennis, golf and volleyball.

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