Board Members

Rajesh Parekh

RAJESH PAREKH
BE (Computers) '91
PRESIDENT

Rajesh graduated from VJTI in 1991 with a BE in Computer Engineering. Subsequently he completed his Masters in Computer Science and PhD from Computer Science from Iowa State University with a focus on constructive learning including grammar and neural networks. Rajesh is currently Engineering Director at Google where he leads the engineering team responsible for the quality of Geo’s core data, leveraging large-scale Machine Learning and Computer Vision to infer geo-spatial data that powers Google Maps, Local Search, Autonomous Driving, Ridesharing and Food Delivery.

Rajesh can be reached at president@vjtiintlalumni.org.

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NIRANJAN DHOMSE
BE (Electrical) '89
VICE PRESIDENT

Niranjan graduated from VJTI in 1989 with a BE in Electrical Engineering. Niranjan is currently Director at Tata Consultancy Services based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he leads startup partnerships for the Analytics & Insights unit of TCS. He is a software technology leader with extensive experience in large companies as well as startups. His extensive prior experience includes significant contributions as VP Engineering and Lead Architect at TIBCO Finance Technology / Reuters America, and Neeve Research.

Niranjan can be reached at vicepresident@vjtiintlalumni.org.

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TONY FERNANDES
BE (Electronics) '91
SECRETARY

Tony graduated from VJTI in 1991 with a BE in Electronics Engineering. Subsequently he completed his Masters in Computer Science at George Mason University in Virginia, and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Tony is currently Vice President at Visa responsible for the core payment processing architecture of Open VisaNet, a next-generation payments authorization, clearing and settlement solution. Prior to Visa, Tony was Director and Principal Enterprise Architect at Gilead Sciences. Tony is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tony can be reached at secretary@vjtiintlalumni.org.

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KANAIYA VASANI
BE (Computers) '91
TREASURER

Kanaiya graduated from VJTI in 1991 with a BE in Computer Engineering. Subsequently he completed his Masters in Computer Science at University of Minnesota, Duluth, and MS in Technology Management at University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Kanaiya is Executive Vice President, Products and Corporate Development at Infoblox where he leads product management, product and technical marketing, corporate and business development. Prior to that he led executive roles at Juniper Networks and Terayon. Kanaiya lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kanaiya can be reached at treasurer@vjtiintlalumni.org.

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RAHUL ABHYANKAR
BE (Electronics) '91
ALUMNI AFFAIRS

Rahul graduated from VJTI in 1991 with a BE in Electronics Engineering. He worked at Telco, Pune (now Tata Motors) before moving to USA where he completed his MBA from Washington University, St. Louis. Rahul is Head of Product Management at Viasat, Inc., where he leads Viasat's global mobility product portfolio. Prior to that he was VP of Product Management at McAfee in the Bay Area, and cofounded productleadership.com (Institute of Product Leadership) with the vision of growing the product management ecosystem in India. Rahul lives in Orange County, California.

Rahul can be reached at alumniaffairs@vjtiintlalumni.org.

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