Career Principles and Insights with Dr. Mukund Rajan (Part I)

on 13 Apr, 2020

In this episode you will learn the following:

1. The art of contextually relevant learning and unlearning

2. Evolution of social responsibility, sustainability and governance in Indian corporates

3. Principles of negotiating the non-negotiable

Dr. Mukund Rajan, is the Chairman of ECube Investment Advisors Private Limited, which focusses on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in India. ECube announced a partnership in 2019 with Quantum Advisors to invest in the mid-market space in the Indian public markets.

Prior to ECube, Dr. Rajan served for 23 years with the Tata group, where he held a number of senior executive positions. These included the first Brand Custodian of the Tata group, Chief Ethics Officer of the group, Chair of the Tata Global Sustainability Council, Member of the Group Executive Council at Tata Sons Limited, Head of Private Equity at Tata Capital, Founding Managing Partner of the Tata Opportunities Fund, and Managing Director of one of the group’s listed telecom businesses, Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited. He served on the boards of various Tata companies including Tata Teleservices, Tata Communications, Roots Corporation, Piem Hotels, Tata SIA Airlines, Tata AIG, and the TCS Foundation.

Dr Rajan serves as the Chairperson of the Environment Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He has also served as the Chair of the India@75 Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Chair of the CII Core Group on China.

In 2007, the World Economic Forum honoured Dr. Rajan as a Young Global Leader.

Dr. Rajan graduated from the Bachelor of Technology program at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1989. He received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, where he completed a Masters and Doctorate in International Relations. His doctoral dissertation titled “Global Environmental Politics – India and the North-South Politics of Global Environmental Issues” was published by Oxford University Press in 1996. His second book, “The Brand Custodian”, was published by HarperCollins in 2019.

This post was originally published in Network capital dated 8 April, 2020