Sanjay Modak

Department Chair of Graduate Programs and Research


PhD in Economics, University of Notre Dame, USA
MA in Economics, University of Notre Dame, USA
BSc in Statistics/Economics, Elphinstone College, University of Bombay, India


Dr. Sanjay Modak is Chair of Graduate Programs and Research at RIT Dubai. He started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, USA, where he taught Business Economics to fellow PhDs while pioneering research in econometric forecasting. He spearheaded and established AT&T’s product presence in the Asia Pacific region and parts of Latin America and then managed the Asia Pacific region for AT&T as Regional Vice President based in Hong Kong. Later, he was head of strategy for Telstra Corp. in Sydney, Australia and President, Asia based in New Delhi. Dr. Modak worked in private equity in Hong Kong before leading an effort by Thailand’s largest conglomerate to successfully obtain Indonesia’s first 3G mobile license. He has consulted widely on telecommunications and IT with clients from Japan to Paraguay, managed a unique, just-in-time supply chain for mobile handsets in China and before moving to Dubai, was Group General Manager, ICT for a major Qatari conglomerate based in Doha, managing annual revenues of over $300M. Dr. Modak is CEO of JumpstartSME, a company providing outsourced solutions to micro SMEs and consults frequently on ICT issues and economics.


Numerous papers published and presented in the field of econometric forecasting.