Mr. Abhijit Dubey
B. Tech., 1997 Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Abhijit Dubey is the Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NTT Limited. He earned his B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1997 and his M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University in 2000.

Currently, Mr. Dubey is the Global Chief Executive Officer of NTT Ltd. and a member of the board of directors for NTT Ltd, and the advisory board of NTT Venture Capital. Before joining NTT, he was the Senior Partner and core leader of the Global Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT) Practice at McKinsey and Company, which was based in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Mr. Dubey founded McKinsey’s cloud practice in 2004 and led its North American software sector for several years. He also co-founded its internal venture organization that was responsible for transforming McKinsey into an asset-based consulting firm. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Dubey worked at Schlumberger in the Oilfield Services business, based in North Africa.

At NTT Ltd, Mr. Dubey has been involved in the global expansion of NTT’s global business over the last 11 years, during which time the business has expanded from $1B to a $20B global IT services powerhouse today. Mr. Dubey has passionately promoted two areas in which the company has put significant emphasis on: Diversity/Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) and Sustainability. During his tenure as CEO over the last 2 years, the company has made significant advances in (a) breaking the glass ceiling with the same diversity mix in the senior management ranks (including the executive team) as the rest of the company, and (b) employees feeling part of an inclusive company (with some of the highest inclusion scores in the industry).

Also, the company has made significant commitments across the pillars in helping create a sustainable planet, economy, and society. This includes becoming net zero by 2040 with 100% renewable energy consumption by 2030, especially for NTT’s data centre business (3rd largest in the world). Some notable achievements to date include reaching 1MWH of renewable energy across NTT’s overall business, 66% renewable energy supply in Europe, ~20k hours of employee volunteering in their local communities, etc. Mr. Dubey is a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, an exclusive invitation-only network of the world’s top 100 influential decision-makers.

Any other interesting fact about yourself that you would like to share:
“I have lived on 4 continents(excluding Antarctica).”

“Beyond exploring (places, history, food, and culture), photography, and reading, my favourite hobby is perhaps cooking. Cooking helps me de-stress and is an avenue for ideation as I do not follow any recipes. My cooking style mirrors many aspects of how I run the business

» Recipe experimentation = Business experimentation. Bad recipes (ideas) get killed quickly

» Mixing different ingredients in different sequences under different temperatures and cooking conditions = Prioritizing and sequencing big change initiatives under different conte

» Creating a perfect recipe requires more than putting star ingredients together = Building a star executive team requires more than a team of stars”

Special Memories

“Of the many special memories (and the whole experience) at IIT Bombay, the ones that stand out include the late/all night hostel wing “gupshups” followed by an early morning breakfast at Maddu mess right outside the campus, the blood sweat and tears that went into PAF, Inter-IIT competitions and the opportunity to experience the other IIT campuses.”