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Management Profile

Mr. Virendra Hajela, Chairman of the Board

Virendra Hajela

Virendra Hajela has a phenomenal experience of over 55 years in establishing and managing large businesses in diverse fields. He has gained expertise in the field of Telecom, Software & IT industries for more than 18 years. Moreover, he initiated businesses in Data Communications, Cellular, Paging, Satellite Communications Software and Systems Integration for many eminent business houses of India such as Shriram, Raunaq and RPG Groups. He served as member of the board of many of these renowned companies and has also been a Chairman of the ISP Association of India.

His ambit of work ranges from Finance Management to Legal Affairs. At ESTEL, Virendra Hajela is responsible for long term Business Strategy, Investments & Financing and Legal Affairs.

Mr. Raj Hajela, Founder & Managing Director

Raj Hajela

Raj Hajela is a leading entrepreneur, having a remarkable experience of over 15 years in instituting and managing multiple successful technology businesses in the domain of Software, Systems Integration, IT services, Internet & Cable TV. With a commitment to innovate, each of the businesses Raj had set up, have been early adopters & leaders in their chosen technology domains.

Currently Raj holds the position of Managing Director of Estel Technologies and he is responsible for Business & Product Strategy, Strategic Alliances, New Customer Acquisition and nurturing innovation at Estel. Also, Raj has served as a Joint Secretary of ISP association of India in 2001.

Mr. Deepak Luthra, Chief Operating Officer

Deepak Luthra

Deepak Luthra holds a B. Tech from IIT BHU and a Masters in Business Management.

He has almost 34 years of multi-functional experience with companies like Tata Motors, LML, CEAT and RPG Transmission. He joined Estel in 2001 and has since been part of the management team working closely with the CEO and managing different roles at different times.

Deepak was designated COO in 2007 and since then, he has been primarily responsible for P&L, running day to day operations & customer engagement. To achieve this end, he not only works closely with the team of HOD’s, he also plays a significant role in managing the customer relationships across India, Middle East & Africa. Deepak has a pivotal role in the company`s ongoing operational success and consequently its performance .

Mr. Mahesh Agarwal, Group CFO

Mahesh Agarwal

Mahesh Agarwal, B.Com (H), LL.B; FCA has been with the Estel Group since January 2000 heading Corporate Finance & Legal Function of Estel Group.

For over 30 years Mahesh Agarwal has gained expertise in Finance, Treasury, Taxation, Accounts, Audit, Legal, Company Secretarial functions & had been associated in past mainly with Sanjay Dalmia Group of Companies and Hindustan Development Corporation Ltd. a multi division & multi location Conglomerate.

Mr. Rajendra Kumar Goyal, Senior Vice President - Technical

Rajendra Kumar Goyal

R.K. Goyal holds a degree in BSC(Hons.) Maths from Delhi University , and MCA from MNNIT, Allahabad University. He has over 25 years of rich experience in IT industry, out of which he holds more than 13 years of experience in the Telecom Domain. Prior to this position, R.K. Goyal was working as the General Manager of Data Access India Ltd. from 2000 to 2004. He served as a Principal System Analyst at National Informatics Center from 1987 till 1998, Manager at TechBooks Electronic Services Pvt. Ltd. until 2000. His ambit of work constitute Mediation, Billing and Software Development for OSS/BSS in Telecom Domain.

In 2004 R. K. Goyal Joined Estel Technologies and is currently working as the Senior Vice President- Technical. At Estel he is responsible for
Technology & Product Development , Customer Support and Manage Services. He holds superior technical skills and knowledge
of Internet technologies, data center management, cloud services, Solution Architecture and systems integration.

Mr. Surajit Bhattacharjee, Vice President –Business Development

Surajit BhattacharjeeSurajit Bhattacharjee , BTech in Electronics and communication has over 24 years of experience in Mobile Financial Services and Telecom Technologies and Products. He has a rich experience in the technology as well as the Sales, Business Development and Marketing in Mobile Financial services Industry. Prior to this Surajit was heading the core founding team of Utiba’s India entity and Key Account Management at Amdocs. He has handled multiple roles in Technology companies like eServe Global , Total Tel & Reliance. He has been very active in the Space of Recharge , Electronic Voucher Distribution and Mobile Financial services , involved in rollout of many projects across the globe including East Asian , African and Middle-eastern countries in addition to his Home region of the Indian sub-continent.

At Estel Technologies, he heads the sales and marketing organization.


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