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Rakesh Khanna

Syntel, Inc
Interim CEO & President
Rakesh Khanna is Syntel’s Chief Executive Officer and President, a position to which he was appointed in November 2016.

He previously served as Syntel’s Chief Operating Officer from 2012 until 2016, Prior to that, Mr. Khanna successfully led the Banking and Financial Services vertical from 2005 until 2012 as President of Syntel’s largest vertical, BNFS.

Rakesh has over 30 years of experience in the technology services industry and has held a variety of leadership roles in North America, Europe and Asia. He is consistently rated one of the top global COOs by ExecRank, Inc.

Mr. Khanna joined Syntel in 2005 from i-flex solutions where he was part of the leadership team and he spent 10 years in various roles. He was on the Supervisory Board of Login Systems SA, France, an i-flex acquisition. While at i-flex, he was a core member of the team that made its FLEXCUBE banking product the world's best-selling banking solution.

Prior to his work at i-flex solutions, Mr. Khanna worked with Tata Burroughs Limited for 11 years where he managed projects in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan and Malaysia for several global customers.

Mr. Khanna holds a B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute (VJTI) and an M.B.A. (Marketing) from NMIMS, Mumbai. He is an active member of the Academic Council and Board of Studies for IT, NMIMS.