Mahesh Desai​

Mahesh Desai​

Chief Relationship Officer, EMEA

Rackspace Technology

As Rackspace Technology™ Chief Relationship Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions, Mahesh leads Application & Data Services, Public Cloud, Partnerships and Marketing. This includes being responsible for strategic alliances and customer relationships across the European portfolio. ​

A strategic thinker and passionate technologist, Mahesh builds high-performance teams that propel reinvention and growth. Throughout his career, Mahesh has unlocked impact and development by empowering consumers and communities. He also takes great pride in championing inclusion and embedding this in the DNA of organisations. Mahesh is a board member of Xynteo, a strategy and leadership consulting firm, it sits at the vanguard of transforming companies to drive a new kind of growth.​

Mahesh joined Rackspace Technology in 2020, bringing over 20 years of experience at global consulting and technology services firms. He has held leadership positions at Infosys, CGI/Logica and Tieto. His focus has been on driving substantial businesses across Europe, USA and Asia as well as across industries including financial services, retail, telecommunications and the public sector.​

Mahesh graduated with an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from the PSG College of Technology. He is based in London where he lives with his family.