Mr. Raj Nair
B.Tech. (Hons.), 1971, Metallurgical Engineering
Mr. Raj Nair is the Chairman of four companies - Avalon Consulting, AGR Knowledge Services, Ugam Solutions, and Germinait Solutions. He is also the President of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

After graduating from IIT Bombay in Metallurgical Engineering in 1971, Mr. Nair completed his postgraduate diploma in Business Administration from IIM Ahmedabad and LLB (Gen) from The University of Bombay. He has won merit scholarship awards at IIM Ahmedabad.

As an entrepreneur in the knowledge space, Mr. Nair has developed and participated in developing various kinds of unique intellectual properties ranging from frameworks to business solutions for assessment, diagnosis, and optimization using data science, technology, and domain knowledge. He has created learning and career growth opportunities for over 2000 current employees.

Mr. Nair has 45 years of varied experience ranging from the marketing of consumer durables to merchant banking, from market research to strategy consulting and from big data analytics to artificial intelligence based social media analytics. He has also served as a member on the Boards of private and public limited companies, government bodies and industry associations in India, UK, and Singapore.

Mr. Nair’s companies are encouraged to pursue social causes at the individual level and they spend serious CSR money on the education of underprivileged, for disaster relief etc. Under his leadership, the companies have received global and Indian awards and recognition from various institutions, associations, and rating firms like Gartner, Forrester, Nasscom, Vault, iSpirit, etc. Mr. Nair has received the Distinguished Service Award from IIT Bombay in 2016.