Rajamanohar

Rajamanohar is the Founder and CEO of Hexolabs Interactive; a mobile technology company that offers services in emerging markets in South Asia, Africa and Latin America. His organization focuses on solutions for low-end mobile phones (below 40$) to address the needs of the non smartphone mobile consumers in emerging markets.

His team has been named among the TR35 – TOP 20 Young Innovators in India and received ‘Social Innovator of the year 2012’ by MIT Tech Review India for the development of speech enabled mobile solutions for Indian market.

World Economic Forum, Geneva has recognized Raja as a “Young Global Leader in 2012. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a multi stakeholder community of young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. He has also been named as The Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) by Junior Chamber International Osaka. TOYP program serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields.

He is one of the “Young Visionaries 2012” chosen by Indiafrica forum supported by Public Diplomacy division, Government of India that recognizes young entrepreneurs in India & Africa and offering them opportunities for growth and collaboration.

Education and Achievements:

He studied Architecture from the Bharat Institute of Architecture and Engineering and then went on to do his Masters in Design from IIT Kanpur.

He has completed his Executive education program from the Indian School of Business and a Diploma in Executive Education from the Harvard University, John F Kennedy School of Government.

He was awarded “NIXI fellowship” constituted by Department of Information Technology, India and National Internet Exchange of India. NIXI fellowship grooms the thought leaders in the field of Internet technology, policy and business to enlarge Indian presence in Internet governance forums. Raja was a part of NIXI delegation to Internet Governance Forum 2011 held at United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya.

Raja is a also a TED Fellow at the TED conference since 2009. Raja serves as a Board Member at Technology Business Incubator – University of Madras (TBI- UNoM), a government agency that promotes technology entrepreneurial ventures in higher education institutes. Also he serves on the advisory boards of several technology startups in Asia and Africa. He is a regular speaker and panelist at several industry forums and conferences on entrepreneurship.