Infosys Excellence in Information Technology Age: 33
Ask Rajat Chopra, Principal, Business Consulting at Infosys, what excites him most about the profession and he says the opportunity to help clients achieve the improbable. “Every program and project presents its own set of unique challenges and roadblocks,” Chopra says. “Each of these assignments enriches me professionally and personally—making me an overall stronger performer.”
It’s no wonder then, that over two stints, Chopra has spent nearly a decade of his career at Infosys. In Bangalore, Chopra won the MVP award in Consulting in 2012, and is a Gold medalist from IIM Indore (Executive MBA). He has been part of Infosys Consulting in India, in London and is currently working out of the New York office.
He points to his ability to create and nurture tight-knit, high-performing teams that work at a high level of innovation and collaboration among his accomplishments. “None of the success is possible without these teams,” Chopra says. “My accomplishments are a result of their hard work, perseverance and ingenuity.”
And leading those teams on engagements has always been a strong suit, too. For one of the firm’s clients, he led a 35-member team through a very complex program he established. “I’ve always thought that opportunity resides within each and every initiative—a high risk task, mundane activity or working at short notice on an overnight assignment,” he says. “Volunteering for tougher assignments is the best way to be recognized for your ability and your work.”
As a result, Chopra will be promoted to Senior Principal this year, thus becoming the youngest with that title at the firm. “My partners at Infosys have guided me to do right by our clients by always putting the clients’ interest above all else,” he says.