OUR TEAM

Babu Thiagarajan
Chairman & CEO

Babu Thiagarajan is the Chairman and CEO of QuScient Technologies. Before founding QuScient, he was the CEO of TranSys Technologies Inc., a successful software services provider based in Princeton, NJ and Chennai, India. TranSys was one of the fastest growing small companies in the US with marquee customers such as Provident Bank, Metlife, Great American Insurance, Ford Foundation, and strategic partners such as HP, PWC and Grant Thornton.

Beginning his career as a Technology Consultant with the US operations of TCS, a software powerhouse from India, he later worked for a decade with IBM, and Coopers & Lybrand in the New York area. Babu is a rank-holding Chartered Accountant from India and holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Madras. He is an avid reader of biographies and regular practitioner of yoga. He is a key member of The Chennai Angels, and invests in start-up ventures and mentors new entrepreneurs.

Ashwin Thiagarajan
Executive Vice President

Soon after graduating from the University of Chicago, Ashwin Thiagarajan started a Higher Education enrollment services firm, an independent division of QuScient that served HE institutions in the US. In less than a year, the business was clocking over a million dollars and was efficiently run using a local sales team and a global delivery team. Ashwin has since been playing key leadership roles in the company in various functions including HR and Finance.

He led the effort for investment by QuScient into a US-based enrollment services firm and also the acquisition of Minglebox.com. He is the Executive Vice President, in charge of Business Development, globally for QuScient's HE focused products and services and a key member of the Executive Board.

Ashwin graduated from the University of Chicago majoring in Economics as well as South Asian Languages and Civilization. He is a keen sports and music enthusiast.

Bhiju Raj
Vice President & Centre Head

Bhiju Raj has more than 19 years of experience working in various domains that include Finance, Insurance, Banking and Higher Education sectors. In his role at QuScient, Bhiju is responsible for establishing and maintaining successful client engagements, heading the Business Process Outsourcing Unit and also is the Location Head for its Delivery Centre at Chennai handling all support teams and daily operations.

Bhiju is a strategic planner with proficiency in streamlining business processes, defining continuous improvement processes, accelerating employees' strengths and building powerful teams that can conquer any obstacles in managing operations, client management, pre-sales solutions, transition management across multiple geographies.

Bhiju is a specialised postgraduate from IIM-Calcutta, also a postgraduate diploma in Customer Relationship Management, a certified Black Belt professional in Six Sigma and a Project Certified Management Professional.

Andy Symonds
Vice President - Business Development

Andy Symonds has joined QuScient Technologies as the Vice President of UK Sales. Andy has over 15 years of experience of working within the Education Sector within the UK, and has experience of delivering a wide variety of solutions into the sector and managing complex Accounts. Andy will be utilizing his knowledge and experience to ensure that Educational Institutions gain the full benefits from the Student Lifecycle solutions that QuScient has to offer.

The Education Sector is becoming increasingly more competitive and it is important that all institutions make the right choices when evaluating the partners they work with. Andy has shown the ability to establish a professional, working, and consultative, relationship with his client’s, by developing a core understanding of their unique business needs within the sector and delivering the best solutions to meet their strategic goals.

Andy is also a keen sportsman having represented Great Britain over the Marathon distance, having now retired from running and focusing more on Golf.