Rakesh has over 30 years of experience in the global technology platforms, consulting & business process outsourcing industry. He worked with several companies including Wipro & HCL Technologies in early stages which have grown to multi-billion-dollar corporations. Having lived on three continents, he is very familiar with the business culture as well as the competitive challenges, global corporations face. His vision revolves around “value creation for clients”. In his last role, Rakesh was Managing Director in Headstrong which was monetized to Genpact for $550M. Presently he is based out Washington DC and a partner in several ventures including Newt Global & NGFV. Both are platform companies focused on Cloud. Rakesh has done his Masters in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani) and an executive leadership programme from INSEAD, France.