blinkx appoints Raj Chellaraj as director
Mr. Chellaraj brings more than 30 years of finance, strategy and governance expertise in both the private and public sectors to blinkx. He will join the Company's Audit Committee.
Mr. Chellaraj currently serves as Associate Dean for Finance and Administration at Stanford Business School. In this role he acts as the CFO, responsible for finance, accounting, human resources, procurement, information services, facilities and operations. Prior to joining Stanford University, he held several senior government positions in the George W. Bush administration.
Most recently Mr. Chellaraj was the Assistant Secretary of State for Administration in the United States Department of State, to which he was nominated by President Bush and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate.
Previously, Mr. Chellaraj was a Senior Executive Officer at the United States Mint in Washington DC. He also served as Counselor to the Assistant Administrator at the United States Agency for International Development and Program Advisor at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
In addition to his public sector expertise, Mr. Chellaraj has several years of senior corporate leadership experience, most recently as Vice President, Planning, at Hostess Brands Corporation, part of Ripplewood Holdings, where he was a member of the CEO's Senior Leadership Team.
Earlier, Mr. Chellaraj served as Director of Corporate Development at Celanese Corporation, a Blackstone Group Company, and held various management, finance, operations and planning roles at Exxon Corporation, Strategic Analysis Inc. and FMC Corporation. ■