Rajendra S. Pawar is Chairman and co-founder of the NIIT Group, that encompasses two businesses , NIIT Technologies Limited, the software and services arm, and NIIT Limited, the leading Global Talent Development Corporation.
Set up in 1981, NIIT pioneered the computer education market in India, creating a completely new industry segment. Rajendra Pawar has played a leadership role in nurturing NIIT and building it into a leading Global Talent Development Corporation.
He led NIIT’s foray into the software and services market, creating NIIT Technologies, a global IT Solutions organization. Assessed at SEI-CMMi Level 5, NIIT Technologies serves clients across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
He is a member of the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development; has served on the PM’s National Taskforce commissioned to develop India into an IT Superpower; is an advisor to the Hunan province of China; and was a member of PIAC (Presidential International Advisory Council) of the Government of South Africa for IT.
Actively involved in India’s key Chambers of Commerce, Rajendra Pawar has led several ICT industry initiatives, giving voice to the sector’s aspirations and goals. He has been a Founder Member of NASSCOM (the National Association of Software & Service Companies). He is currently a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.
Mr. Pawar graduated from IIT, Delhi in where he did his B Tech in electrical engineering and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT in 1995.