Associate Vice President, Research, Middle East and Africa- IDC

As Senior Research Director at IDC Middle East and Africa (MEA), Ranjit Rajan is responsible for all software research in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. Based in IDC MEA headquarters in Dubai, he manages standard research, consulting and advisory projects related to packaged software including applications, development & deployment and system infrastructure software. A team of analysts supports his endeavors in offices across the region.

Rajan has over eight years of experience in the IT industry spanning software product and services management, marketing, resource management, business development and channel enablement at ISVs and IT services companies. His former position at Epicor (Scala) involved managing market strategy, demand generation and channel development for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Rajan holds a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Calcutta and a bachelor of technology degree from Cochin University of Science and Technology. Rajan has lived in the Middle East for over 20 years and has developed an insightful understanding of the region. He communicates fluently in English, Hindi, and Malayalam.