Rajesh Dhuddu

SVP & Global Business Head – Emerging Technology, Tech Mahindra

Rajesh Dhuddu leads the Blockchain & Cybersecurity practice for USD 5.6 billion IT giant, Tech Mahindra.

He was instrumental in establishing Blockchain practice at Tech M that made Blockchain real and valuable for several global customers. Under his leadership, Tech M has been recognized as one of the Global Blockchain leaders by Several leading analysts, Industry bodies and Global Media like ISG, Everest, Avasant, IDC, World Economic Forum & Forbes.

Rajesh is responsible for making Blockchain relevant and valuable for common man in India by spearheading implementation of solutions to block spam calls and text in partnership with 3 leading Telcos and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Under his leadership many award winning Blockchain solutions have been internalized by Fortune 500 and Global Clients in BFSI, Healthcare, Telecom, Payments, Manufacturing, Travel & Transportation verticals.

Forbes Magazine has listed Rajesh Dhuddu as a Key Leader in Blockchain in 2021 Forbes Blockchain 50 companies. Lattice80 has listed Rajesh as one of the top 100 Blockchain Influencers in the world, in recognition of his contributions over the last 6+ years. Thinkers360 has recognized him in the Top 5 Global list of Blockchain influencers.

He is a member of Blockchain Steering Committee at IIM Ahmedabad, part of World Economic Forum Expert Network (comprising only select 5000 people in the world on emerging technologies) for both Cybersecurity and Blockchain and is founding chairman of Blockchain Special Interest Group at Nasscom. He is featured regularly by CNBC, NDTV and other Indian Television media as a Global Blockchain Expert and Influencer. Rajesh has authored two Blockchain books – ‘Blockchain in e-Governance’ and ‘Blockchain A to Z Explained’; these books were featured in Best sellers in Computer Science Books’ category on Amazon.

Rajesh is an alumnus of Columbia Business School & Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning with a Gold Medal in MBA Finance. Driven by his life motto “Help Ever, Hurt Never”, Rajesh has mentored several Entrepreneurs, Corporate Executives and MBA Students.

He is an avid cyclist, holds the title of Randonneur from Paris for cycling 208+ kms in under 10 hours.