Ramaraj, Rajashekar

Chennai, Managing Director, Sify Limited


Mr R Ramaraj has been actively involved in the Indian IT Industry for over the past 17 years after positions in Sales and Marketing in organizations such as British Paints and Johnson & Johnson. He pioneered the retail marketing of computers in India by establishing the Computer Point retail chain in 1984. He then became one of the Founder Directors of Microland Ltd, a well-known IT & network services company. This experience was followed by a stint in cellular telephony as Director, Sterling Cellular Ltd till 1996. Mr. Ramaraj then spearheaded the successful launch of India's first private Internet service provider, Satyam Infoway, as its Founder Director. He is currently the Managing Director of the company, now known as Sify Limited and listed on the Nasdaq. Mr Ramaraj is a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the University of Madras and a Management Graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.