Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Datamatics Group

Rahul Kanodia

Rahul leads all strategic and corporate initiatives globally, leading to the long-term growth, profitability and industry leadership of the organization. He has over 25 years of professional experience and has held several progressively senior and leadership positions.

He has been the Chief Architect for re-positioning and transforming Datamatics from a service led organization to a solutions organization focused on enhancing business productivity through smart automation of data driven processes. Rahul is responsible for driving the company’s strategic process to identify, evaluate and integrate organic and inorganic business growth options, including mergers & acquisitions, partnerships and alliances. He has also been driving the company’s foray into new geographies.

Under Rahul’s aegis, Datamatics has become one of the fastest growing IT/ITeS companies among all the listed outsourcing companies on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange. Recognizing his contribution, in the year 2014 he was presented with ‘CEO of the Year Award’ for his exemplary leadership amongst organizations from across 41 Asian countries.

Rahul serves as the Chairman for the Western Region of ESC (Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council, Government of India’s largest Electronics and IT trade facilitation organization), and is a member of NASSCOM’s Regional Council. Rahul also serves on the Advisory Board of Columbia University’s India Business Initiative (New York), the Client Advisory Board of Citi Commercial Bank Asia (Hong Kong) and Director at the Safari Industries.

Rahul holds an MBA degree from Columbia University (USA), with a major in Business Strategy & Marketing and a minor in Mergers & Acquisition and Turnaround Management. He has 2 Bachelor degrees from H. R. College (India), with specialization in Finance & Accounting, and Babson College (USA), with specialization in Management Information Systems.