Rajesh is a Director and CFO of Premji Invest. Premji Invest is a investment office of Mr Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro. Apart from the role of being the CFO for the entire fund, Rajesh is an operating partner for the Private Equity Investments and also manages the fixed income portfolio of the fund. Rajesh represents Premji Invest in the board and committees of its portfolio companies.
Rajesh spent 13 years from 1995 until 2008 in Wipro, a leading IT company in India and carried out various roles with in the finance function. In his last assignment between 2006 and 2008, Rajesh was the treasurer and head of investor relations for Wipro Limited managing over USD 5 bn currency exposures and 2 Bn of investments and borrowing. This was his most challenging stint with IT facing slowdown as a sector and rupee appreciating significantly.
Post his stint at Wipro, Rajesh joined Reva Electric Car Company Pvt Limited as CFO in Apr 2008. Reva, is a leading electric car manufacturer funded by DFJ and Global Environment fund. Rajesh was instrumental in identifying a strategic partner ( M&M) for Reva and providing exit to the investors.
Rajesh is a complete finance professional with excellent academic qualifications. He has done his CPA from US and is an ACMA from CIMA, London. This was after completing his ICWA, ACS & CA in India.