Sajan Pillai is UST Global's Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors. As CEO, Sajan is responsible for the company's growth and acquisitions. He leads the company's global business operations through its state-of-the-art centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Mexico. He also heads the senior vertical and domain leadership professionals responsible for client development and service delivery.
Sajan's leadership of UST Global includes fostering the core value of innovation in the company. He ensures an ongoing environment that attracts dedicated and talented people, whom he then empowers to uncover new, measurable and sustainable ways of providing value to UST Global clients.
With an extensive background in the offshore IT industry, having served as co-founder of Softek Systems in India as well as an engineer in one of India’s top three consulting services companies, Sajan remains poised to lead UST Global into the future of IT. Sajan also architected and managed several large software systems for MCI Telecommunications in the United States and subsequently held senior management positions in Tanning Systems, a US-based software solutions company.
Sajan is as enthusiastic about nonprofit work as he is about business, and serves on the boards of multiple nonprofit organizations: the California Science Center, the Global Virus Network, Centro Fox in Mexico and PEACE One Day Corporate Coalition. The California Science Center provides hands-on activities around the principles of air, space and flight. The Global Virus Network strives to achieve accelerated and innovative solutions to human viral diseases. Centro Fox is the first presidential library in Mexico; contributing as a library, museum, study center, and forum for the advancement of democracy. Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalize 21 Sep as Peace Day, making it a day that is self-sustaining. Peace One Day aims to reach 3 billion people with the message of peace day by 21 September 2016. Sajan strongly believes that enterprises have an obligation to help those who are less fortunate and under-privileged in our society. As such, he stands as the company’s champion of integrity and corporate social responsibility.
Sajan was recently chosen as one of the elite 100 CEO Leaders in STEM by STEMConnector. He has also been featured in LEADERS magazine, for his focus on emerging markets, entrepreneurship and innovation, technology and diversity.
Sajan graduated with a degree in computer science and engineering from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India. He currently leads UST Global from Aliso Viejo, CA, where he lives with his wife and two children.