Neeraj Gulati Managing Director, Monotype Imaging India
Neeraj Gulati is presently the Managing Director of Monotype, the world’s leading provider of text imaging solutions, which power a majority of PCs, smart phones and tablets around the world. He is passionate about nurturing innovation in children and leads (as a volunteer) a nationwide childhood innovation project at the Office of Advisor to Prime Minister of India’s National Innovation Council, which is headed by Mr Sam Pitroda. This initiative is termed “Tod Fod Jod” and involves de-construction, re-construction, re-design and repair of things around us, like cell phones, computers, toys, automobiles etc., to develop deep hands-on real life connections with the science, math, history, creativity, design around us – thereby giving children the creative confidence to not just think of new ideas or solutions but to turn them into functional prototypes.
Prior to this he was Managing Director of Ciena India until Dec 2010, and was instrumental in establishing the organization in India from scratch, covering functions like Finance, Sales, Services, HR, PR, R&D, Operations plus all aspects of organizational and governance framework development. In his more than 10 years with Ciena, Neeraj held various management positions at the global network solutions major. Ciena India inculcated a very strong community outreach program right from its inception, imparting computer literacy to the underprivileged, building a school in a slum and guiding and sponsoring all education related costs of a number of kids at an orphanage in Gurgaon.
He has also spent 12 years at Bell Northern Research, Nortel, Lightera Networks & Ciena Corp doing network planning for global carriers and development of Networking Products. He has 12 patents to his credit and several publications on technology and business related topics.
Neeraj Gulati last attended the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He has a BE in Computer Science and Engineering from NIT Trichy and an MS in Computer Science from University of Saskatchewan.