Dhiraj Rajaram

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Dhiraj Rajaram, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Mu Sigma
Dhiraj Rajaram is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Mu Sigma

Dhiraj C Rajaram (born in 1975) is the founder, chairman and CEO of Mu Sigma Inc, the world's largest provider of analytics and decision sciences solutions.[1] He was born in 1975 Chennai, India and brought up in Bengaluru, India.

Early years[edit]

Rajaram completed his bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy,[2][3] M.S. in computer engineering from Wayne State University Michigan and MBA from Booth School of Business University of Chicago.[4] After completing his education, Rajaram worked as a management consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) in the US and Booz Allen Hamilton India.[5]

Mu Sigma[edit]

After quitting his job from Booz Allen Hamilton India,[6] Rajaram started the data analytics company Mu Sigma Inc. in Bengaluru, Karnataka, 2004.The company provides solutions to over 125 Fortune 500 companies.[7] Mu Sigma is also known to have a culture which is responsive to change.[8] In 2016, Fortune named Mu Sigma to the Unicorn category-the billion dollar technology startup.[9]


Rajaram was listed as one of Fortune Magazine's "40 under 40" in 2011 and again in 2013.[10] He was also awarded the Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year in 2012.[11] In 2012, Mu Sigma founder, chairman and CEO, was awarded the Entrepreneur Of The Year India Award in Services sector by Ernst and Young India.[12] In early 2014, Rajaram was awarded the Young Turk award at the CNBC TV18 India Business Leaders Awards.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Rajaram married his engineering college friend Ambiga at the age of 21 and they have a son named Akash. The couple split in 2016. He currently lives in Bangalore.[14][15]


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  9. ^ "THE UNICORN LIST". Fortune. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Fortune's 40 under 40 -- The hottest young stars in business". Fortune. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  11. ^ "2012 Management Awards Category Stevie Award Winners". The International Business Awards. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Presenting the winners of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year India Award 2012". Ernst and Young. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
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  14. ^ "Eat, date, ring your humble Pi". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Executive Profile: Dhiraj Rajaram". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 27 February 2015.