In Raja’s own words
I hail from a small village from Odisha and I am proud Odia. I did my PGDM from Sri Balaji Society In 2008. Discipline, Dedication and determination are my core strength till today. My Mantra of life is Problems are opportunities. I am happily married and live with my wife in Fort Worth, Texas (USA).
Currently I am the Global Head of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Order-To-Cash (OTC) at Novartis based out of Fort Worth, Texas.
When I was 21, after my Bachelor in engineering, I thought about quitting approximately 5,000 times. (And that’s a lowball estimate.) But despite the lots of challenges, mental and physical fatigue, and trail mix overdose, I kept going. I’m that person. Once I say I’ll do something, it will happen.
Now, I put that perseverance to work for Novartis as Head SAP OTC. I never quit, and always forward focused.
I’m well-versed in consulting, planning and development, relationship management, operations, and logistics coordination and scheduling.
My hobbies are reading, watching TV, and traveling. I have travelled more than 30 countries around the world.
On a personal level, my wife and I support children’s education and women empowerment initiatives and charities. As it is said, if you educate one man, you educate one man, but if you educate one girl, you educate the entire family.
Sri Balaji Society provided me the platform to launch a career that took me global. I highly recommend Sri Balaji Society to future student manager candidates, friends and family. I am proud to share that my sibling is now a current student manager studying at Sri Balaji Society. For me personally, the biggest advantage of studying at Sri Balaji Society was- I developed my personality, I learnt how to communicate, and above all how to win. The campus placement opportunities provided at the Sri Balaji Society are multi-fold and many corporate houses visit campus for placements and hiring. All of my batch mates and classmates were placed with good package and all are doing very good.
Thank you to Sri Balaji Society.