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President, Engineering and R&D Services (ERS)
GH Rao is President of Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) at HCL Technologies. ERS provides services to product engineering companies dealing with Aerospace, Automotive, Medical devices, Consumer Hi-tech and Telecom from all over the globe.
GH joined HCL as an R&D engineer in 1980. During this time, he was part of the R&D team that developed hardware subsystems for a range of micro/mini computers. He was also the chief architect of multi-processor systems that employed contemporary architectures for a range of high-end minicomputers launched by HCL Technologies during the late 1980s. In the early 90’s, when HCL and Hewlett Packard formed a joint venture (HCL-HP), GH was responsible for leading the technology adaptation programs, and the engineering teams.
He later took charge of building business lines around core engineering services like system and VLSI design services in the early days of HCL. GH has added several services -including embedded systems - and also repositioned the ERS group to align with industry verticals since 1996. He is also responsible for transforming and expanding the scope of services through comprehensive engineering services.
GH holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.