Chief Operating Officer, IIT Madras Research Park
Rajendra Mootha is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of IIT Madras Research Park. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bangalore and went abroad to pursue his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, College of Engineering.
An accomplished, result-oriented business professional endowed with a keen business mind and strategic insight, Mr. Mootha is methodical in approach in developing opportunities and innovative in implementation. Rajendra Mootha, in the past, has led several key initiatives across various businesses in improving organisational efficiency by strengthening the systems and processes.
Before his assignment in IITMRP, he had a successful stint as Vice-President at Dunlop India Limited. As President at Excellent Computers, he closely interacted with BSNL in evolving an innovative product that enabled them to extend internet services Pan India. He also had a stint with General Motors, Detroit, Michigan, USA as Project Manager, Hardware Refresh.
As Chief Operating Officer at IITMRP, Mr. Mootha spearheads the Operations to ensure a best-in-class infrastructural facility, conducive for IIT Madras and the industry to interact. His primary focus is on the R&D clients to understand their expectations to facilitate research interaction with IIT Madras. He aspires to help them build solutions to the challenges before our nation and while assisting the Indian industry to have a global footprint and compete with confidence. His mission is to ensure this industry-academia collaboration brings out products and solutions that benefit the industry in general and the society in particular.