Rajan S Mathews
Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)
Prior to joining COAI as DG in April 2010, Mr Mathews served in many senior executive positions in major companies such as Telargo (a JV of NTT DoCoMo), Afghan Wireless, Call Sciences, AT&T Wireless, Birla-AT&T (now IDEA), and as a senior financial executive at Beatrice International, Columbia-Tri Star Pictures, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Mr Mathews specialises in international operations and start-up ventures, turn-arounds, mergers & acquisitions and venture financing. He assisted in raising over $1.5 billion of financing for companies through public and private offerings of equity, debt and private placements and has managed companies in such diverse places as the USA, Afghanistan, India, UK, France, Germany, Belgium Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has served, and continues to serve, on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organisations.
He earned both his Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and Master of Arts (Economics) degrees from Rutgers University (USA) and is a CPA from the State of New Jersey, USA.