Raj has a distinguished and extensive career in the elevator industry for more than 50 years. In 2006 ,he entered into a joint venture with Lerch Bates Inc. as a partner and formed Lerch Bates India. Raj began his career at Mahindra & Mahindra Limited in Mumbai. From thereon, he spent over thirty-five years with Otis, rising to be the Chairman of the Board of Directors and also as Managing Director of Otis India. Raj was promoted to the position of Vice President, South and Southeast Asia, based in Singapore, where he oversaw the Otis country leaders from India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Prior to joining Lerch Bates India, Raj served as Managing Director of Special Olympics, Inc., Asia Pacific. Raj is active in his community, serving on several Boards of Directors of Indian and international companies. Raj holds a Bachelor of Science and Law degrees, from the Rajasthan University in India.