Distinguished Alumnus Awardee 2021

Dr. Dev Joneja (BT/ME/1984)

Dr. Dev Joneja received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1984. He earned his doctorate in Operations Research from Cornell University. He currently serves as the Chief Risk Officer at Exodus Point Capital Management. He has previously served as the Global Head Risk and Analytics at Millennium Management LLC. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Dr Joneja was at Lehman Brothers for 13 years, and served as the Head of European Fixed Income Research and as the Global Head of Lehman Indices and Point. He has also served on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Joneja is one of the top benefactors of IIT Kanpur over the years. He instituted the Pavitar Joneja Faculty Chair in honor of his Mother, and the Arjun Dev Joneja Faculty Chair in honor of his Father at the Department of Civil Engineering, and he has generously donated towards Class of 1984 Chair, Campus workers of IIT Kanpur and towards Online Education Campaign during the pandemic thereby benefiting IIT Kanpur students who come from economically weaker sections of the society.

Honoring his stellar contributions in the area of financial markets, lIT Kanpur confers upon Dr. Dev Joneja the Distinguished Alumnus Award of 202l.