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Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Member of Parliament
Immediate Past President - FICCI
Convenor - Abide Task force for a better Bangalore

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Date of Birth: May 31, 1964 
Married to: Anju Chandrasekhar
Children: Two

Rajeev's Focus:

  • Currently Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, representing Bengaluru Urban
  • Member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development
  • Consultative Committee on Finance
  • Member of Parliamentary Forum on Youth
  • Co-Chairman, Vigilance & Monitoring Committee, Bangalore Urban District
  • Convenor – Agenda for Bengaluru Infrastructure and Development (ABIDe) Task Force, Bengaluru
  • Chairman – National Military Memorial, Bengaluru
  • Founder – Flags of Honour Foundation

In the Past:

  • Past President – FICCI
  • Member of Prime Ministers Council - Trade & Industry (1999-2003)
  • Member of Advisory Committee in the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India (1999-2002)
  • Chairman of Government of Karnataka, Infrastructure Task Force (1999-2002 )
  • Director, Bangalore International Airport Limited
  • Director, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited

Public Service Interest:

  • Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s interests are in Technology, Infrastructure, Government Finances and National security. Has and continues to contribute significantly in areas such as Public-Private partnerships for development of country’s infrastructure, Government Finances, Governance and National security for a strong India.

    He is the Founder and Managing Trustee of RC Foundation which mainly focuses on programmes aimed at primary education for poor children and has been at the forefront of raising finances and resources for important causes like support for Tsunami affected people, Kargil war and defense personnel, training of tribals in Kalahandi region of Orissa and rehabilitation of children impacted by the tragic burning of school in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu.

Professional background

  • Intel : 1986- 1991
    Rajeev Chandrasekhar was a Senior Technology professional in the Silicon Valley between 1985 and 1991 at the worlds leading Technology Company.


Intel Inc – Senior Design Engineer of the team that designed and launched 32 bit 80486 microprocessor.

Intel Inc – CPU architect in the Pentium team. He was a member of the team that designed the architecture of the then path breaking Pentium microprocessor.

  • BPL Mobile 1994 - 2005
    In 1991, he returned to India and founded BPL Mobile in 1994 was one of pioneers to invest in and build the Indian Telecom sector. Over the last 12 years Rajeev has been a widely recognized and key active participant/contributor in the development of the Indian Telecom sector from a government monopoly dominated one to a vibrant success in the Indian infrastructure sector. The Indian Telecom sector is widely recognized as one of the successes of private entrepreneurship in Infrastructure sector.

    BPL Mobile, the company and franchise he built was one of the pre-eminent Indian cellular franchises which were acquired in 2005 in what was then the largest domestic M&A transaction in India.www.bplmobile.com 
  • Jupiter Capital: July 2005 - Present
    Rajeev Chandrasekhar is presently the Non-Executive Chairman of Jupiter Capital, a venture development firm.

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