ESDS' Leadership Team

Dr.Rajeev Papneja

My deeds reflect my soul’s truth. I am integrated in thought, word and action

Dr.Rajeev Papneja Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Vision, purpose, relentless passion for technology and life of spirituality– that's what Dr. Rajeev brings to the table, combined with over 23 years of extensive technology, systems & software experience on an international scale including more than a decade of senior management experience in the United States. Prior to affiliating with ESDS, in collaboration with his global partners, he has been a founder member of a firm called Artilligence Inc., a well-respected name in the Northeast America as a one-stop service center for virtually all I.T. services ranging from turnkey software development to supplemental staffing. Employees sometimes refer to him as "a COO with a heart", because in the cut-throat war zone of Corporate America, he disagreed to compromise his humility, simplicity, sincerity, truthfulness and primary loyalty to his co-workers.

A believer in a borderless new economy, his business focus is truly global, and that is what he achieved his Doctorate in. His longest tenure was with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, the largest drug manufacturer in the world with its current headquarters in New York, where he spent more than 7 years providing enterprise class technology solutions and setting up financial processes.

Having achieved Masters in Computer Science at the age of 20, his zeal for education did not stop and along with his professional career in the United States, he pursued his Phd. in Business Administration, the highest honors he achieved at the age of 27. He has worked as a senior consultant at major corporations like United Parcel Services, Ernst & Young, Dun & Bradstreet to name a few, before becoming an entrepreneur. A frequent speaker and panel expert in I.T. events around the globe, he has won several awards and recognitions for his contribution as expert speaker internationally. He has been bestowed with the “GEM of India”, “Bharat Gaurav” and lately with the prestigious “Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Excellence Award” for his contribution to the field of technology. He has served in Board of Technical Advisors for IBM Software Defined Environment and has been a reviewer for the book “Managing Microsoft Azure Clouds” published by Packt Publications in UK.

He decided to migrate back to India so that the future generation in his family learns to respect the National culture and heritage, although technically he still remains a Global citizen. When he is not at work, he is usually serving the community or seeking spirituality. He believes in the Future, loves his extended family of colleagues & associates, and has faith in ESDS's ability to be a Fortune 100 technology company in his lifetime.

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