Tech Mahindra Subsidiary Comviva Announces Rajesh Chandiramani as New CEO

Rajesh Chandiramani, CEO, Comviva
Preeti Bali / 7:43 am / June 4, 2024

Comviva, a leading provider of customer experience and data monetization solutions, has named Rajesh Chandiramani as its new Chief Executive Officer and Whole-time Director. This appointment, effective June 1st, 2024, coincides with the company’s significant milestone of celebrating 25 years in business. As Comviva embarks on its next chapter, this leadership change underscores its commitment to remaining a global leader in Intelligent Software Platforms, driven by a dedication to innovation and excellence.

Rajesh Chandiramani: A Seasoned Leader Takes the Lead

Rajesh steps into this critical role following the retirement of Manoranjan ‘Mao’ Mohapatra at the end of May 2024. Mao’s impressive tenure with Comviva comes to a close, but his contributions will continue to be valued as he transitions to a Non-Executive Director position on the Comviva Board.

Rajesh brings a wealth of experience to Comviva, boasting over three decades of leadership success across diverse organizations. Prior to joining Comviva, he held senior leadership positions at Tech Mahindra, where he spearheaded businesses and initiatives in strategic markets across the globe. His expertise encompasses the Communications, Media & Entertainment (CME) vertical, with a focus on the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Japan, and India. Additionally, Rajesh played a pivotal role in steering Tech Mahindra’s Global Digital Business, overseeing transformative projects in Cloud, Data and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, and Blockchain technologies.

A Track Record of Strategic Growth

Rajesh’s strategic vision has demonstrably propelled growth throughout his career. He led the Strategic Business Unit for APAC Enterprise, driving significant expansion across various industries. Notably, his five-year leadership of Tech Mahindra’s European business stands out as a period of immense transformation for both enterprise and telecom sectors across those countries. This experience solidifies his reputation as a visionary leader with the capability to shape a company’s future.

Looking Forward: A New Era for Comviva

Welcoming Rajesh, Atul Soneja, Chairman of the Board at Comviva, expressed his confidence in the new CEO’s ability to guide the company towards even greater success. “Rajesh’s appointment as CEO signifies a strategic move for Comviva. His extensive experience and visionary leadership make him the ideal candidate to propel Comviva to new heights,” Soneja stated. “Under his guidance, we are confident in further solidifying our position as a global leader in customer experience and data monetization solutions, ultimately delivering exceptional value to our clients and stakeholders.”

Sharing his enthusiasm about the new role, Rajesh Chandiramani commented, “I am incredibly excited to take on this leadership responsibility at Comviva. We operate in an exciting digital age overflowing with possibilities. I am eager to drive impactful change and leverage the power of digital platforms and technology to elevate Comviva to new heights. Our mission is clear: to deliver unparalleled value and pioneer a new era of digital excellence for our clients and stakeholders. I am deeply grateful to the Comviva board for entrusting me with the opportunity to lead such a dynamic company.”

Rajesh’s Extensive Background

Prior to his tenure at Tech Mahindra, Rajesh served as the Global Sales Officer (GSO) at Capgemini. His impressive career also includes working with multinational companies like BCGI, Comverse, Tata, Global Telesystems, and Hughes Network Systems. Rajesh holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunications) and a master’s degree in Marketing Management from the University of Mumbai. He has further enriched his leadership skills by participating in management development programs at Harvard Business School (HBS) and Ross Business School at the University of Michigan.

About Comviva Technologies Ltd.

Comviva’s mission is to simplify business complexity. They achieve this by offering a comprehensive portfolio of innovative digital solutions and platforms that provide greater flexibility and faster time-to-market for their clients. This allows clients to better respond to evolving market demands as they pursue growth, transformation, and increased efficiency. From maximizing customer lifetime value to enabling large-scale digital transformations, Comviva partners with communication service providers and financial institutions worldwide to solve problems effectively and prepare them for the future. Comviva solutions have been implemented by over 130 organizations in the communications and financial sectors across more than 90 countries, positively impacting the lives of billions through the benefits of digital and mobile technologies. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tech Mahindra and part of the Mahindra Group, Comviva remains committed to delivering exceptional value to its clients.


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