Lead, Solid Waste Management, Green Initiatives, Infosys
Biotechnologist by education, Kamal Raj leads the Solid Waste Management program as part of Infosys's Green Initiatives team. A member of International Solid Waste Management Association (ISWA) and the elected global vice-Chair of ISWA Young Professionals Group (YPG) representing 41 countries. Co-founded a social start-up called Reap Benefit- an organisation that works in urban sanitation in India. He holds a certification in Landfill Design and Management from University of Texas, Arlington. His specialization include organic waste management, decentralized facilities and smart waste management technologies. Constantly engaged in international collaboration with universities like MIT, University of Texas, Arlington & ISAH (Leibnitz University, Germany) and other global climate change organizations such as UNEP, SWANA, ISWA & UNDP.
He is recognized for achieving self-reliance in SWM at Infosys, where annually 10 million kilograms of MSW is managed through 24 automated technologies. Currently, digitizing waste management across 17 centers by automating and integrating treatment system with BMS (Building Management System) for data analytic and advance diagnostics from the Central Command Center for operational efficiency. Significant projects and research include city waste based Bio-CNG as transport fuel, pyrolysis, plasma gasification, waste characterization, lamp recycling, automated sludge treatment systems and landfill stabilization. His work was presented at ISWA World Congress Baltimore USA (2017) hosted by SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America), Kuala Lumpur (2018) and other international forums and publications.