R S Pawar Chairman and Managing Director, NIIT Technologies


Rajendra S Pawar is the Chairman and Co-Founder of NIIT Group that encompasses NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation, and NIIT Technologies Limited, the software and services arm. As a co-founder of the NIIT Group, Pawar has not only revolutionized the IT training industry, but is also recognized as a global technology thought leader. As the Chairman of India’s IT industry body- National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), Pawar has led several ICT industry initiatives, giving voice to the sector’s aspirations and goals. Acknowledging his contribution to the IT industry in India, Pawar has been awarded the country’s prestigious civilian honor, Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2011. Pawar is a member of the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development and has served the Prime Minister’s National Task Force (1998) commissioned to develop India into an IT superpower.