Rajan NarayananDirector, SecondAvenue
Rajan is a senior executive and a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of professional experience. Presently he is a promoter Director of SecondAvenue, an advisory company to encourage, mentor and nurture small and medium-sized companies and first-generation entrepreneurs to scale their business to the next level. Rajan is also a promoter of “PeopleEnglish” a company that has partnered with Cambridge English (part of Cambridge University) to offer assessment, training and certification in the area of Business English Communication for the workplace.
Prior to this he was a Senior Vice President at MindTree and led the industry verticals of Retail, Media & Entertainment, Publishing Research & Information Services, Government, and Construction & Realty, a position that resulted as a result of the merger of the company that he co-founded in 1988 where he was the COO and Vice-Chairman.
Presently Rajan is the president of RECAL (the alumni association of NIT Trichy) and is active in the social sector as a Chief Volunteer for the DAANUTSAV (Joy of Giving Week) initiative, panel member with ‘Whiteboard’ an initiative to help NGOs with their operational issues and a Trustee with 3 NGOs ‘Baale Mane’ a home for girls who don’t have parents able to care for them; Diya Foundation that works to train and create employment for the differently abled and One Billion Literates Foundation that imparts English language training to children in Govt schools and is the President at India Cares Foundation a support organisation for NGOs and which is the philanthropy partner for the TCS 10K Marathon at Bangalore and the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.