Anita Rajan is currently engaged as an Advisor at Tata STRIVE. She superannuated from her designation as the Chief Executive Officer of Tata STRIVE and Vice President, Tata Community Initiatives Trust, in September 2023.
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 Anita has over thirty years of diverse experience in the education and management sectors. She has been with the Tata Group for 17 years. Anita is an active member of Industry bodies, she is the Co-chair of CII CSR committee (Western Region) and an active representative of Industry as a speaker at seminars in India and overseas.
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 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.