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Estel Management Team

Virendra Hajela

Chairman of the Board
Virendra Hajela has a phenomenal experience of over 55 years in establishing and managing large businesses in diverse fields. He has gained expertise in the field of Telecom, Software & IT industries for more than 18 years.

Moreover, he initiated businesses in Data Communications, Cellular, Paging, Satellite Communications Software and Systems Integration for many eminent business houses of India such as Shriram, Raunaq and RPG Groups. He served as member of the board of many of these renowned companies and has also been a Chairman of the ISP Association of India.

His ambit of work ranges from Finance Management to Legal Affairs. At ESTEL, Virendra Hajela is responsible for long term Business Strategy, Investments & Financing and Legal Affairs.

Raj Hajela

Founder & Managing Director
Raj Hajela is a serial entrepreneur, having a remarkable experience of over 25 years in starting and managing multiple successful technology businesses in the domain of Software, Systems Integration, IT services, Internet & Cable TV.

With a commitment to innovate, each of the businesses Raj had set up, have been early adopters & leaders in their chosen technology domains.

Currently Raj holds the position of Managing Director of Estel Technologies and he is responsible for Business & Product Strategy, Strategic Alliances, New Customer Acquisition and nurturing innovation at Estel. In addition to his role at Estel, Raj is co-Founder & Director of Online Recharge (www.rechargeitnow.com) which is an online payments business in India, and Managing Director of his investment company. In 2001, Raj served as a Joint Secretary of ISP association of India.

Deepak Luthra

Chief Executive Officer
Deepak Luthra holds a B. Tech from IIT BHU and a Masters in Business Management.

He has 40 years of multi-functional experience with companies like Tata Motors, LML, CEAT and RPG Transmission.

He joined Estel in 2001 and has since been part of the management team working closely with the team and the Board of Directors in different leadership roles at different times.

Deepak, designated COO in 2007, Board member in 2013 and CEO in 2017 has been responsible for P&L, running day to day business operations, customer engagement & the entire organization. To achieve this end, he not only works closely with the team of HOD’s, but also plays a significant role in managing the customer relationships across India, Middle East & Africa. Deepak has played a pivotal & leading role in the company`s ongoing operational success and consequently its performance

Mahesh Agarwal

Whole Time Director and Group CFO
Mahesh Agarwal, a honours graduate in Commerce, Law and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

He has been with the Estel Group since January 2000 and currently heading key function of Corporate Finance, Legal and M & A of Estel Group. In the past he has worked with multi division & multi location Conglomerate gaining experience in the field of Finance, Treasury, Taxation, Accounts, Legal and Company Secretarial.  He applies contemporary management skills with entrepreneur approach to manage his key areas within overall business objectives of the Group.

Surajit Bhattacharjee

Vice President –Business Development
Surajit Bhattacharjee , BTech in Electronics and communication has over 25 years of experience in Mobile Financial Services and Telecom Technologies and Products.

He has a rich experience in the technology as well as the Sales, Business Development and Marketing in Mobile Financial services Industry. Prior to this Surajit was heading the core founding team of Utiba’s India entity and Key Account Management at Amdocs. He has handled multiple roles in Technology companies like eServ Global , Total Tel & Reliance. He has been very active in the Space of Recharge , Electronic Voucher Distribution and Mobile Financial services , involved in rollout of many projects across the globe including East Asian , African and Middle-eastern countries in addition to his Home region of the Indian sub-continent.
At Estel Technologies, he heads the sales and marketing department.

Rajendra Kumar Goyal

Senior Vice President – Technical
R.K. Goyal holds a degree in BSC(Hons.) Maths from Delhi University , and MCA from MNNIT, Allahabad University.

He has over 30 years of rich experience in IT industry, out of which he holds more than 17 years of experience in the Telecom Domain. Prior to this position, R.K. Goyal was working as the General Manager of Data Access India Ltd. from 2000 to 2004. He served as a Principal System Analyst at National Informatics Center from 1987 till 1998, Manager at TechBooks Electronic Services Pvt. Ltd. until 2000. His ambit of work constitute Mediation, Billing and Software Development for OSS/BSS in Telecom Domain.
In 2004 R. K. Goyal Joined Estel Technologies and is currently working as the Senior Vice President- Technical. At Estel he is responsible for Technology & Product Development , Customer Support and Manage Services. He holds superior technical skills and knowledge of Internet technologies, data center management, cloud services, Solution Architecture and systems integration

 Smita Pandey

Senior Manager -HR
A dynamic HR professional with over 15yrs + of enriching exposure of working with MNCs & in-house corporate HR roles across various aspects of HR:

Compensation & Benefits, Job Evaluation, Salary Bench-marking, Performance Management, HR strategy, Employee Engagement, Corporate Communication, Talent Management, Organizational Analysis & Design, Training & Development, Recruitment, ISO Certifications and various Strategic HR initiatives to support company’s vision and improve business performance.

My exposure ranges across sectors: Telecom, Investment Banking and HR consulting. In my past roles I have had the opportunity to lead, design, and implement various HR initiatives to suit dynamics of business.
Key Competencies:

  • Strategic HR & Business partnering
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Talent Management
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Customized HR Policies & Procedures for start ups
  • Employee Engagement & Recognition Programs
  • Compliance.