Mr. Deepak Devraj


Mr. Devraj is the managing director of a private investment firm Rush Brook Partners in the US. He is also the founder and managing director of the New Jersey-based private investment firm Raj Associates with investments in real estate and public and private securities.


Mr. Devraj did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1970. His work experience also includes 24 years at Merrill Lynch managing a team of 700 investment professionals. He retired as senior vice president and a member of the firm's executive management committee. Mr. Devraj also serves on Pratham USA's board of directors. On being appointed as the director of Pratham, USA, Mr. Devraj said, "For two decades, Pratham has been singularly focused on improving the quality of education for India's poor. I believe it represents our single brightest hope for educating India's children, and I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to help Pratham achieve its mission to have every child in school and learning well.'" He is also the founder of the Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies at Columbia University. Post his graduation from IITK, he earned his MBA from Northeastern University, Boston.

Mr. Devraj set up Shri Deva Raj Chair in his father's name and it is open to all departments of science & engineering at IIT Kanpur. The Chair can be occupied for a period of three years.

Contributions to IITK

  • Deva Raj Chair
  • Annual Gift Programme
  • Enable Online Education