Karthik Devarajan

Chief Technology Officer


Karthik Devarajan is the chief technology officer for American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization.

Devarajan has more than 15 years of experience serving nonprofit and educational organizations. Prior to his appointment with American Humane, Devarajan served as the senior director of IT at the Association of American Colleges & Universities, helping them implement technology solutions that expanded their membership to international markets and helped them pivot to a virtual model for conferences, institutes and workshops.

Before that, Devarajan was the director of IT at Maryland Legal Aid and has advised other non-profits across the country in technology evaluations and decision-making.

“I am honored and humbled to join an enormously important organization that is committed to improving the lives of animals,” said Mr. Devarajan. “American Humane has been at the forefront of every major advance in the humane field and I’m thrilled to join an exceptional team of colleagues to accelerate its impact through transformative technology.”

Devarajan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, an MS in Information Systems from University of Nebraska and an MBA from University of Arkansas. He enjoys combining his love of travel with his interest in different cuisines. Devarajan is fluent in Tamil and Hindi. He lives with his wife and two sons in Maryland.