Rahul Srivastava: Nextgen Leader With A Proven Track Record Of Two Decades Driving Organizational Innovation
Chief Executive Officer
The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity out of discord, harmony and out of difficulty, opportunity" said by Albert Einstein. Today, organizations and societies operate in business and social environments that are marked by continuous innovations, disruptions, climate changes, shifts in value systems, pandemics, and uncertain economic situations. The new-age leadership is about change management, taking charge, and being selfless in executing an activity. The new-age leadership is also about carrying people together, creating cohesive teams, and proper communication.
Rahul Srivastava is one such Modern CEO & Digital Entrepreneur, who Creates Unique Value Propositions, enjoys Generating Ideas, Transform Business Models, opens new Revenue streams & Invests deeply in building a Positive, High performance working culture. Rahul is the Global CEO for two Organizations ISON Technologies and Global Technology Services (GTS), covering the EMEA region. Rahul Srivastava is a results-driven, dynamic professional with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), primarily in the telecom industry. He has been instrumental in managing large complex engagements & sales processes for outsourcing agreements and signed strategic outsourcing deals valued at more than $1 billion. Rahul has an impeccable track record of handling mega deals in the services business for the Telecom sector, BFSI & Utility sectors. In his prior experience @IBM, he has demonstrated his ability to manage large complex engagements in terms of Relationship Management, P&L, base growth, Program Delivery, and more. Let’s hear from him.
You possess over two decades of experience. How has your path to success and what is your success mantra?
In the last two decades of my career, I have served diverse geographies and global customers in Malaysia, India, Africa, UAE, KSA, Turkey, Germany, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and beyond. During my career, I never looked back, always had a sense of gratitude, took some risks, and maintained the highest level of integrity. I always strive to think out of the box, be open to new ideas, and improvise.
One ought to be trustworthy and believe in your ideas. Opportunities to Seize Grab every opportunity that knocks on your door, right from the start. No matter how small or big it may be just take it! Knowledge Is The Key: Keep learning; your efforts will not be in vain. I always strive to think out of the box, to be open to new ideas & improvise
How would you define ISON TECHNOLOGIES as an organization? Tell us about your flagship offerings and what value additions customers can expect from your services and solutions.
Ison Technologies is a leading managed IT services provider operating across Africa, the Middle East, and India. Ison Technologies provides its customers with a suite of end-to-end IT and ITeS solutions designed to transform IT ecosystems, improve infrastructure performance, optimize business functions, and enhance organizational processes with modern technologies, resulting in both increased operational efficiency and scalability.
I always strive to think out of the box, to be open to new ideas & improvise
Its capabilities portfolio comprises systems integration, managed services, consulting, and application development, and it is capable of delivering solutions to practically any requirement. This has resulted in longterm client relationships with limited attrition and high levels of recurring revenue streams.
Ison serves a range of industry verticals but has particular expertise in Telecoms, Banking & Financial Services, Utilities, Oil & Gas, and the Government Sector.
Ison's key differentiator is its operational proposition, which includes an unrivaled geographical footprint of 30+ countries and a hard- to-replicate skilled workforce across Africa, the Middle East, and India, which acts as a significant competitive advantage.
Going forward, what are the changes in market behavior that you anticipate, and what are the opportunities that you foresee?
Consumer purchasing decisions will become increasingly complex.Mobile communications are increasingly becoming the focal point of marketing. Accelerated Online Buying & Omnipresent Communication is the key. Transparency will govern brand customer relationships, and there will be a surge in customer automated decisions.
The opportunities that I foresee are Cloud infrastructure, On-demand solutions, Business Intelligence Analytics, Cyber Security Solutions, Data Services, and Offshore Delivery center.
In light of your strong experience within the industry, what advice would you give to budding industry leaders?
Learning should be a continuous process. Develop a skillset to distinguish yourself, focus on relevant, futuristic technologies, Network with people in your industry to unlock opportunities, take risk & be ready to quickly improvise.
Rahul Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer, Ison Technologies
Rahul is a results driven, dynamic professional with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), primarily in the telecom industry. Rahul holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce, GNIIT Graduation in Computers, and MBA in Finance. In the last two decades, he has worked & managed customers in various Geographies Malaysia, UAE, KSA, Sub-Saharan African countries, Turkey, Germany, South Asia, etc. His core competencies are business strategy Strategic Alliances, New Revenue Streams, Financial Management, Enter New Geographies, Board Management, P&L Management, and Cost Optimization.
•Hobbies: Reading for acquiring knowledge, Yoga for maintaining a cool head, exercising for being efficient & full of energy & less stress, travelling for the ability to lead people from different cultures, and Music for relaxing
•Favorite Book: The 4 Disciplines of Execution & Thinking, Fast and Slow
•Favorite Cuisine: North-Indian & Middle Eastern Cuisine
• Favorite Travel Destination: Vibrant & lively locations –Venice, Paris, Singapore