Rajan S Mathews

Rajan S Mathews

Director General – Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) – India’s largest Communications Industry Association

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Prior to joining COAI as DG in April 2010, Rajan served in many senior executive positions such as CEO, COO and CFO of such major companies as AT&T Wireless, Birla-AT&T (now IDEA), Telargo (a JV of NTT DoCoMo), Afghan Wireless, Call Sciences, and as a senior financial executive at Beatrice International, Columbia-Tri Star Pictures, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Rajan specializes in international operations and start-up ventures, turn-arounds, mergers & acquisitions and venture financing. He assisted in raising over $1.5 billion of financing for companies through public and private offerings of equity, debt and private placements. He has managed companies in such diverse palaces as the USA, Afghanistan, India, UK, France, Germany, Belgium Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Rajan has served and continues to serve on the boards of several for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He earned both his Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and Master of Arts (Economics) degrees from Rutgers University (USA) and he is a CPA from the State of New Jersey, USA.