Rajesh completed his PhD in Organic Chemistry from UDCT, Mumbai (currently referred to as ICT) a globally acclaimed premier institute for Chemical Engineering and Technology. During his 18 year career, he has good experience in basic research in new chromophores for dyes and pigments and development activity involving a different variety of surfactants, catering to diverse industries like coatings, plastics, ink and textiles.
During his time at Clariant, Rajesh worked in Global Research Projects, where he developed a new Red Pigment C.I.Pigment Red 285 which was patented by Clariant. He was also involved in Technology Transfer in a breakthrough Project “C.I.Pigment Orange 64” for which his team was nominated for ”Clariant Global Innovation Awards” in 2008.
Rajesh is also TÜV certified Lean Sigma Black Belt from TÜV Rhineland. As a Black Belt, he leads business-critical, improvement projects with structured methodology approaches, managing project teams to deliver results that achieve or surpass project targets. Completed Project in Customer Profitability & Cost to Serve and redefined the Service Levels to Customers.
Rajesh believes in Proximity to regulatory bodies as well as participation in expert groups and associations are the key to proactively managing upcoming challenges in all Product Stewardship issues.
Currently, he is Head – Product Stewardship ASIA and also steering committee member in Product Stewardship Organisation.