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RAJA PRABAKARAN

Strategic and results oriented business leader organically evolved from a management and professional consulting career in large organisations and small businesses across diverse sectors – Education, Finance, Utilities, Mining and Resources, Engineering and Construction and Information Technology.

Raja started his career as a engineering consultant working for leading global engineering groups like Sinclair Knight Merz, Rio Tinto, Norman Disney and Young and Goodline (Pilbara) in various roles covering business development, multi-disciplinary leadership, end to end project delivery and management, client relationship and management, contract and financial management for industries spanning – Mining and Construction, Telecom and Utilities, Asset Management, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Education, Healthcare and Transportation. Raja is also experienced in designing and delivering disruptive, scalable and sustainable technology enabled solutions.

He then progressively took business leadership and management roles in the focusing on new business creation, performance improvement, technology led growth and transformation in other sectors like Education. In 2010, Raja co-founded Global Education Solutions as a consulting and solutions building business driven by identifying a value gap in shaping education outcomes synergistic with individual and economic growth in the 21st century.

He has since led and delivered global multi-faceted initiatives in large complex ecosystems across diverse stakeholder groups delivering true results along with social impact. With a continuous improvement mindset, he demonstrates knowledge of technology and its potential, and sees, fosters buy-in and delivers appropriate opportunities to maximise investments and achieve business goals.

With a diverse career Raja has developed a unique platform thinking mindset to create innovative global business models through a socio-business approach that is collaborative, measurable and performance driven.

Strong executor knowing how to balance the demands of many different stakeholders at all levels, creating the strategic vision and balancing this against short-term wins, eliminating silos and aligning business resources to achieve business goals and improve overall business performance. He is driven by a passion to shape business outcomes synergistic with competitive and commercial advantage to deliver impactful and sustainable results. He is accomplished in organizational wide alignment, experienced in intricacies of organizational framework; quality and improvement; transformation and cost optimisation initiatives; managing change and technology commercialisation.

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