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Comviva Appoints new CEO to Lead the Next Phase of Growth

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Vusi Melane
Vusi Melane
Staff Writer

Comviva, one of the leaders in customer experience and data monetization solutions, has announced that Rajesh Chandiramani has assumed the role of CEO and Whole-time Director, effective from June 1st, 2024. This leadership transition aligns with Comviva’s significant milestone of completing 25 years in business. As the company celebrates this achievement, it reaffirms its commitment to advancing as a global leader in Intelligent Software Platforms, embarking on a journey characterized by innovation and excellence.

Rajesh takes on this pivotal role following the retirement of Manoranjan ‘Mao’ Mohapatra, who concluded his remarkable tenure with the company at the end of May 2024. Post-retirement, Mao will continue to serve on the Comviva Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Remarkable leadership

Rajesh brings an impressive track record of over three decades to Comviva, highlighted by his leadership in spearheading businesses and initiatives across a spectrum of organizations. Before joining Comviva, Rajesh held senior leadership roles at Tech Mahindra. He served as the Business Unit Head for strategic markets spanning the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Japan, and India within the Communications, Media & Entertainment (CME) Vertical. His leadership extended to steering the Global Digital Business, overseeing transformative initiatives in Cloud, Data and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, and Blockchain technologies for Tech Mahindra.

Rajesh’s strategic acumen also drove growth as he led the Strategic Business Unit of APAC Enterprise business, facilitating significant expansion across various verticals. Notably, his five-year tenure as the head of the Europe business for Tech Mahindra played a transformative role in enhancing enterprise and telecom businesses across European countries, solidifying his reputation as a visionary leader.

Strategic transition

Welcoming Rajesh, Chairman of the Board for Comviva, Atul Soneja says “Rajesh’s appointment as CEO marks a strategic transition for Comviva, reflecting our commitment to sustained growth and innovation. With his extensive experience and visionary leadership, we are confident in his ability to steer Comviva towards new heights. Under his guidance, we look forward to further strengthening our position as a global leader in customer experience and data monetization solutions, delivering unparalleled value to our clients and stakeholders.”

Unmatched value

Commenting on his appointment, Rajesh Chandiramani says, “I am extremely thrilled to assume this leadership responsibility at Comviva. We are living in an exciting digital era marked by unprecedented growth and opportunities. I am looking forward to driving impactful change and harnessing the power of digital platforms and technology to elevate Comviva to extraordinary heights. Our mission is clear, to deliver unmatched value and pioneer a new phase of digital excellence for our clients and stakeholders. I deeply appreciate the Comviva board for entrusting me with this opportunity to lead such a dynamic company.”

Before joining Tech Mahindra, Rajesh served as the Global Sales Officer (GSO) at Capgemini, boasting an impressive track record across multinationals such as BCGI, Comverse, Tata, Global Telesystems, and Hughes Network Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (Electronics and Telecommunications) and a master’s degree in marketing management from the University of Mumbai. Additionally, he has participated in management development programs at Harvard Business School (HBS) and Ross Business School, Michigan University.

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