Sukumar Rajah is Senior Managing Director, Director of Portfolio Management for Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity. Mr. Rajah joined Pioneer ITI in 1994, which was acquired by Franklin Templeton in 2002. Prior to joining Pioneer ITI, Mr. Rajah was assistant vice president of Indbank Merchant Banking Services, Ltd. Before this, he worked for Tata Steel from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Rajah earned his MBA specializing in finance and marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He earned his Bachelors' Degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.