Reji Tharakan received his B. Tech (in ECE) from North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Arunachal Pradesh. He is from Charummood, Kerala and has been living in Chicago area since 2000. He worked in Delhi as an R&D Engineer before moving to the US. He is currently employed with Comcast as Divisional Vice President of Engineering for their Central Division. His areas of focus include Network Engineering and deployment, Network Capacity, Distributed Access Technologies and Network Virtualization.
Reji is married to Lisa Tharakan and lives with their two children in the Chicagoland area. In addition to MEANA, he serves on the board of Metropolitan Family Services (DuPage) and is an active member of St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church of Chicago. Reji enjoys travel and spending time with his family.