Ajay Bhardwaj has significant experience building and leading services organisations and customer programs across EMEA. His technical background is bounded in large scale messaging and mobility and specific market verticals, the UK government, and telcos. At McAfee, Bhardwaj is responsible for driving services value to the UK and Ireland customer base, helping them with end-to-end solutions – from requirement to operational excellence.
He is responsible for leadership and full accountability for the Professional Services lines of business, including the development of the solution strategy in line with industry best practice and end-to-end governance for product-related services; architectural and delivery services to contracted commitments and financial budgets; financial/commercial management – accountable budget and forecasting; ensuring delivery to approved budgetary levels and within contracted commercial terms; people management and leadership – driving quality in the professional services team.
Prior to McAfee, Bhardwaj has worked in Services Director positions at Serco and Nokia. At Serco, Ajay had a number of senior leadership positions, culminating in the head of solutions services where he was responsible for a team of 120+ architects and consultants – delivering innovative technology solutions to the public and private market sectors, globally.
During his time at Nokia where he was professional services director, Bhardwaj was responsible for the both the P&L and growth and development of a team of professionals dedicated to bringing mobility solutions to the enterprise and mobile operator markets in EMEA.
Bhardwaj has a bachelor of science, honors degree in computing science from Greenwich University, London. He is married with 3 children and enjoys cooking and badminton.