Nitin Rakesh is the CEO of Mphasis and a pioneer financial technologist and leader with an unfailing ability to combine technology prowess with exceptional business insights. His entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his trademark customer-first and lean startup philosophy, has led to the development and launch of disruptive new service offerings, consistent upgrades and accelerated growth trajectory at all of organizations at which he has served.
In the first year as CEO of Mphasis, Mr. Rakesh introduced innovative programs, and under his leadership, Mphasis set a record for the highest new deal wins in its history, redefining benchmarks and growing above the industry rate. His laser focus on quadra-dimensional growth — consistent, profitable, competitive and responsible — led to enhanced shareholder value. Mphasis has been was ranked as “America’s 20 most promising companies to watch in 2017” for its competitive and future-proof strategies, vision of excellence and key disruptive milestones. Previously, Mr. Rakesh was the CEO and President of Syntel , a NASDAQ listed IT services company, where he established a track record of delivering profitable growth at industry leading operating margins. He had previously served as President, Americas for Syntel, where he headed Business Development and North American operations. Prior roles included heading Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company as CEO and Managing Director. His membership of global institutions include eUS–India Strategic Partnership Forum, NASSCOM, Knowledge@Wharton, the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council and the Forbes Technology Council.
Mr. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering (Computer Science) from the Delhi Institute of Technology, Delhi University and received his Master’s in Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s CEO Workshop.