Raja Manohar , Architect turned techie

Raja Manohar is an Indian entrepreneur who runs mobile technology-driven businesses. He is the Founder and CEO of Hexolabs Interactive, a mobile value added services company offering services in emerging markets such as India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya and Brazil.

His organization offers solutions for low-end mobile phones to address the needs of the non-smartphone mobile consumers in emerging markets. His team has been named among the TR35 – TOP 20 Young Innovators in India and received ‘Social Innovator of the year 2012’ by MIT Tech Review India for the development of speech enabled mobile solutions for Indian market.  World Economic Forum, Geneva has recognized Raja as a “Young Global Leader in 2012. He has also been named as The Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) by Junior Chamber International Osaka. TOYP program serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields.

Rajamanohar_at_TOYP_2012_OsakaHe is one of the “Young Visionaries 2012” chosen by Indiafrica, a fellowship program supported by Public Diplomacy division, Government of India that recognizes young entrepreneurs in India & Africa and offering them opportunities for growth and collaboration. In 2010, He was awarded “NIXI fellowship” constituted by Department of Information Technology, India and National Internet Exchange of India. NIXI fellowship grooms the thought leaders in the field of internet technology, policy and business to enlarge Indian presence in Internet governance forums. Raja was a part of NIXI delegation to Internet Governance Forum 2011 held at United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya.

Raja is a TED Fellow at TED conference since 2009. He holds a graduate degree in Industrial design from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.