Raju is a Commerce Hons Graduate from Delhi University and a Diploma holder from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. He has done a two-year certificate course in Yoga and Naturopathy from International Centre for Yoga & Naturopathy, Delhi. Prior to moving to Bangalore, he has worked in various organizations including Bank of India, Grindlays Bank, and a 30-year stint in Godrej, Delhi. Before joining Unnati, he worked for Transnet , a logistics company . After retiring in 2011, he joined Akshara Outsourcing—a startup--as CEO. Raju is actively associated with various cultural and social organizations, like Lions Clubs International. He has been the President of Lions Club of Bangalore Gardens for the past several years. He joined Unnati as a volunteer in 2011 and was the Secretary of the cultural wing of SGBS Trust. He became the co-opted member of the board of Trustees, SGBS Trust in 2013. Raju currently heads the Unnati Outreach Team. Passionately involved in the affairs of SGBS Trust.