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Commencement Speaker

Raj K. Nooyi, '78 (MS IE)

Former Vice President & Global Head
Supply Chain Management Centre of Excellence

Raj K. NooyiTata Consultancy Services

Raj is responsible for driving Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS’) supply chain management innovation, capability development and brand value by leveraging, integrating and delivering TCS’ many dispersed capabilities. Raj’s prior work experience includes operating responsibilities in PRTM, i2 Technologies, Hewlett Packard and Eaton Corporation.

Raj's 30+ years of discrete manufacturing industry experience involves designing, developing and implementing successful business solutions. His functional expertise is in the areas of acquisition integration, supply chain operations and organizational change strategies. Raj co-pioneered the development of quantitative metrics and benchmarks for the consistent evaluation of inter-industry supply chain performance, which formed the basis for the development of SCOR – a process reference model that has become the universal medium to facilitate supply chain design and comparison/exchange of inter-company supply-chain performance and best practices.

Raj currently serves as a director on the boards of two privately-held mid-cap USA companies owned by Wayzata Investment Partners and chairs their Compensation Committees.  Additionally, until August 2016, Raj was a member of the board of directors of Plan India, an international child rights based development organization, serving as the Chair of its Marketing and Fundraising committee. He also served on Plan India’s Nominating & Governance Committee and represented it on Plan International’s global governance body. He is a member of the Development Committee of the University of Texas at Arlington and a charter member of the advisory council of the Wildlife Biology & Conservation Institute, Bangalore, India.

Raj graduated from the University of Mysore (KREC – Suratkal) with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas, Arlington and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.