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Rajen Makhijani

Leadership & Strategy Consultant

Rajen Makhijani brings an inter-disciplinary approach to pressing issues for leaders in the business, politics and development. He is a facilitator, coach, award nominated screenwriter and has held leadership positions in top global strategy consulting firms, and line organisations.

He was nominated as one of the 100 Influencers in India’s Impact Sector in 2018 by Action For India. He is a member of the ‘CII North Committee on Entrepreneurship & Startups’. He is a two-time TEDx speaker –‘Uneducated not Stupid – How the Poor See Life’ at Nanyang Technological University Singapore (~185,000+ views). Also see 12 CEO’s candid testimony on his leadership work with them.

He is a Sir Dorab Tata Merit Scholar, Citibank Leadership Awardee, and winner of Wings of Excellence from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and a volunteer for rights awareness in urban slums in India.

Over the last 19 years he has taken the lead as an intrapreneur for new practice / business lines with P&L and fundraising; being an external face and evangelist; driving strategy and partnerships. He has served in global, cross-cultural settings in developing countries across India, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and South Africa, apart from serving leaders from across Africa; as well as the developed world like Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Bahrain & others.

He has helped owners/investors carry out leadership risk due diligence, prepare CEO and Top Teams for a billion dollar valuation, helped assess Country Heads of global organisations in their IPO preparation, helped top teams deliver on investment thesis post PE and M&A.

He is an engaging speaker, writer and moderator at CEO Forums, Government training programs, Asia-wide policy forums, Social Enterprises & others.

He has published articles in BusinessWorld, Huffington Post, NextBillion, Medium and was invited to write a chapter on Leadership in Impact Investing Handbook slated to be published by Palgrave in late 2019.

He moved back to India after living in Singapore for 10 years.