CEO, Tata STRIVE
Anita Rajan is the Chief Executive Officer of Tata STRIVE and Vice President, Tata Community Initiatives Trust.
Anita has been Tata STRIVE since its inception, earlier serving as it’s Chief Operating Officer. She has over thirty years of diverse experience in the education and management sectors. She has been with the Tata Group for 18 years. Besides being a member of Industry bodies, she is an active representative of Industry as a speaker at seminars in India and overseas.
Anita was deeply involved with the Indian National Skilling Ecosystem during its formative years having worked with the Advisor to Prime Minister on Skill Development as his Chief of Staff and later with the Chairman, National Skill Development Corporation
Prior to Tata STRIVE, Anita was with Tata Consultancy Services for 13 years, where she worked closely with the CEO on numerous initiatives of the company; including supporting the publication of a bestselling book on the company. Prior to TCS she was head of Research and Training at Schoolnet India, an e-education company that aimed to leverage technology in education. Earlier she worked with the advertising firm Lintas in advertising research. Her corporate career was preceded by a decade of teaching Math in High Schools across India.
Her academic credentials include an MBA in Marketing from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, she is an alumnus of the prestigious St Stephens College, Delhi University where she earned a BA Maths Honours degree. She also holds a Bachelors in Education from Mumbai University.