GH Rao

GH Rao

President, Engineering and R&D Services (ERS)

GH Rao is a Senior Corporate Officer at HCL Technologies Ltd and the President of HCL’s Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) division, operating across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He heads a team of more than 33,000 engineers developing and supporting products and platforms for several marque customers and top R&D spenders across 10 industry verticals in the Manufacturing and Hi-Tech Industries.

GH is one of the early leaders of the Indian IT industry with a career spanning more than 39 years. He started his career as an R&D Engineer at HCL’s computer division. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering and has a distinguished techno-managerial career. During the initial phase of his career, GH led teams to design and manufacture complex computers and Information Technology systems. He incubated HCL’s R&D Services business and expanded its portfolio to the current scale.

GH has been instrumental in building India’s No.1 Product Engineering Services organization, an achievement he is proud of. He has a regular presence in both Indian and foreign media. A global traveler, GH lives in Chennai, India.