Rajesh has over 22 years of work experience in consumer goods and technology companies. He works closely with management teams at Manipal and Aarin Capital's investee companies in establishing best in class operating metrics, finance and compliance systems. He provides both board and senior operating management level support to strategy and execution in value creation.
In his previous role, he was CFO at OnMobile Global – the only listed company in the mobile value-added services (MVAS) space in India. He joined the company in 2006 and was a key member of the senior management team that took the company public in 2008.
He was responsible for finance, investor communications, legal, secretarial, procurement and administration functions of the company and played a key role in scaling the organization from a single country operation to over 35 countries, predominantly in developing markets.
Prior to joining OnMobile, Rajesh worked with Sara Lee Corporation in UK, as the Chief Financial Officer of the Household Products business (revenue of $ 250mn in 2005), in the Netherlands as the internal audit head of the global Household Products division (revenue $ 2bn) and in India, as the Chief Financial Officer of the Bakery business.
He has also worked with the consumer goods majors, Hindustan Unilever Limited and Godrej group.
Rajesh has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bangalore University (1986) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (1989) as well as Cost and Works Accountant (1990).