As founder and CEO of QA InfoTech Worldwide, Mukesh is responsible for the company's vision and leads the organization's worldwide operations, marketing, sales, and development efforts. He founded QA InfoTech with a vision to provide unbiased Quality Assurance (QA) testing solutions and has grown the organization to four Centers of Excellence globally.
Mukesh has a passion for excellence, an eye for detail, and commitment toward customers, and he blends it with an execution style that has the maturity of an established organization with the nimbleness of a startup. These together have enabled QA InfoTech to stand apart in the exceedingly competitive software testing industry. Under his guidance, the company has contributed to various innovative quality assurance and test-automation solutions.
Mukesh holds a Master of Science and Technology in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India, as well as a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management from University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Mukesh is an avid reader, golfer and cricket player, as well as a philanthropist who takes a personal interest in the organization’s CSR initiatives.
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