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Rakesh Singh

VP and GM, Citrix India

Rakesh Singh is Vice President and General Manager of Citrix India. He is responsible for the strategy and operations for Citrix’s state-of-the-art R&D centers in Bangalore and Hyderabad and oversees the product development, architecture, management, marketing, quality assurance, operations and technical support teams. 

Embodying Citrix’s mission to help people live and work better, Rakesh is instrumental in fostering and promoting Citrix’s unique business culture to deliver solutions that power mobile workstyles and cloud services. He has grown Citrix’s R&D presence in India from 75 staff in 2005 to more than 1000 today. Employee-friendly policies such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and workshifting have earned Citrix recognition as India’s Top 20 Employers for two consecutive years.

 Rakesh has over two decades of global experience in the high-tech industry in general management, engineering and product management. He joined Citrix through the acquisition of NetScaler, where he was the General Manager of Asia Operations.

 Before NetScaler, Rakesh headed product management for the application server product line at iPlanet, a Sun-Netscape alliance. He has held the position of product-line manager for clustering and high-availability enterprise software solutions at Sun's Solaris Software division. He has also worked as a technical consultant for Digital Equipment Corporation and Sybase, and as a member of the technical staff at Sun’s Software Systems division.

 Rakesh is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program and has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a Master’s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU). An avid marathoner and reader, Rakesh also likes to spend his free time travelling to offbeat locations.