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Rakesh Soni, CEO, Tech Mahindra Foundation

A leader with people skills, strong processes, and accomplishment, Mr. Rakesh Soni assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tech Mahindra Foundation in April 2019. Prior to that, Rakesh has been working as a Senior Advisor at Tech Mahindra.

He joined Tech Mahindra as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2005 before moving to Mahindra Satyam as its COO in 2009. In 2013, he took over the additional responsibility as Chief People Officer (CPO) to facilitate a merger between the two entities. In 2016 he was assigned the responsibility of a full-time CPO.

Before embarking on his journey with Tech Mahindra, he was the EVP of Perot Systems TSI (India) Private Limited, where he created and managed diverse high-performance teams including resource management, quality, service delivery, human resources, and finance.

With a keen financial acumen and bottom-line focus, Rakesh is known for spearheading challenging projects having strict timelines and budgets. In a career spanning over four decades, he has held various leadership positions across multi-cultural organizations such as Tata Consultancy Services, Engineers India Ltd., and Abu Dhabi Computer Centre.

Rakesh is an Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur alumnus and is known for his ability to demonstrate value accretion to stakeholders.