I LIKE STORIES
I believe that great storytelling is a hallmark of an inspirational leader. In my own small way, I strive to do the same while leading teams, managing multiple project stakeholders or delivering talks.
I BELIEVE IN DATA
The best tales are told by data and I relish the challenge of drawing them out. As my career has revolved around dealing with large amounts of data, I've come to understand that data never lies, but it can easily misguide.
I GET THINGS DONE
I take pride in owing initiatives end-to-end and driving them to completion. Having dealt with cross-functional teams on a regular basis, I've developed a strong mix of empathy, time-management and negotiation skills.
AND, I HAVE PERSPECTIVE
I place myself at various points along the slope of enlightenment for different matters. The cognizance that there'll always be a lot more to gives me an open mind and a thirst to learn new things everyday.
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Hello! I'm Neeraj and I...
Live off technology and data
See Agile mindset as a way of life
Lose sleep following Wikitrails
Sleep better when projects go live
Like to teach and be taught
Love science fiction, history and comics
Am not as smart or stupid as I look
Cleartrip is a SAP backed online travel aggregator with offices across India, UAE, Saudi Arabia & Egypt. It is a market leader in the GCC and is known to offer one of the best product experiences in the industry through a focus on simple and intuitive user experience.
I'm responsible for Cleartrip's Middle East business, including the product, revenue & marketing strategy. My work revolves around managing the following aspects:
New customer-facing product features
Payment integrations & partnerships
API integrations with suppliers (airlines & consolidators)
Ancillary services (flight extras, insurance, etc.)
Conversion & revenue optimization
Market share tracking & competitive intelligence
Manager, Strategy & Business Analytics
RedTag is a value fashion brand in MENA with over 190 retail outlets in 13 countries across Middle East and Asia. RedTag stores serve over 14 million customers annually.
I was responsible for leading analytics projects around the following aspects:
Budgets, forecast and performance reviews
Feasibility modeling for new store selection
Promotion optimization & CRM analyses
Ad hoc projects to build modules for staff scheduling, size optimization, & inventory optimization
I also acted as project manager for 30+ cross-functional strategic initiatives.
Manager, Strategy & Analysis
Reliance Retail is India's largest retail brand with over 10,000 stores across 6,700 cities. It has multiple brands that offer groceries, apparel, footwear, electronics and lifestyle products to over 5 million customers each week.
I spent my time in Reliance managing end-to-end execution of different strategic projects, such as:
Conceptualization & pilot of an e-commerce model for medicine delivery
Reduction in order to delivery times for a Cash & Carry operation
Optimization of consumables expenditure across the store network
IIMA has been consistently ranked as the premier management school in India by several national agencies for over fifty years. Its programmes have also been ranked highly in several international rankings.
I graduated from IIMA's flagship 2 year Post Graduate Program (PGP).
B.Tech (Aerospace Engg.)
IIT Kharagpur of the first IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) established in India and one of only 16 "Institutes of Eminence" recognized by the Govt. of India. It is consistently ranked among the best technical institutes nationally and worldwide.
I graduated from IIT Kharagpur's flagship 4 year B.Tech program, with a specialization in Aerospace Engineering.
2004 & 2006
Address: Dubai Marina
CBSE is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by the Govt. of India.
I passed my CBSE Secondary & Senior Secondary examinations in 2004 & 2006 with a net score of 94% in both, A1 grades across all subjects and 100% in mathematics.