Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023

Rajesh Rai appointed Chairman and Managing Director of ITI Limited

Rajesh Rai

In a recent appointment, the Government of India named Rajesh Rai as the new Chairman and Managing Director of ITI Limited. The appointment is effective as of February 21, 2023, and will last for a five-year period or until further notice.


Rajesh Rai is a seasoned expert in the telecommunications industry with over 30 years of experience. Before taking on the role of CMD at ITI Limited, he served as the General Manager of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) in Mumbai. Rai also held the prestigious position of Chief Technology Officer at Mahanagar Telephone Mauritius Limited (MTML) for 12 years, where he was responsible for CDMA, GSM, 3G & 4G Network Deployment, and customer acquisition.


Rai is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in Electronics from Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur, an M.Tech in Computer Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and an MBA from FMS, Delhi University.


Upon his appointment, Shri Rajesh Rai expressed his delight in taking on the role of CMD at ITI Limited. He noted that ITI Limited has a rich history as the first PSU of independent India and has played a significant role in the country’s technological advancement.


Rai also mentioned his excitement to join a company with a pan-India presence and the potential to become a top-notch player in the telecom domain. The appointment of Rajesh Rai is expected to bring new ideas and innovations to the company, further strengthening its position in the industry.


ITI Limited was founded in 1948 as a departmental factory and is now a prominent public sector undertaking in the telecommunications technology sector. The company boasts multiple manufacturing facilities situated in Bengaluru, Naini, Rae Bareli, Mankapur, and Palakkad, alongside a research and development centre located in Bengaluru. Additionally, ITI Limited has 25 Marketing, Services, and Projects (MSP) centers located throughout India, including in Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and New Delhi, as well as 17 other locations across the country.

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