After graduating from Australia, Rajiv obtained his CPA (Australia) while working with Ernst & Young. He then embarked on a 17-year career in FMCG – 14 years with Coca-Cola in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, USA, Taiwan, China, Thailand and 3 years with Unilever Foodsolutions heading up Finance for South East Asia. Rajiv then pivoted to the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) space when he worked for a publicly listed Malaysian company in Kuala Lumpur.
Rajiv returned to Singapore when he took up the role of Regional Controller – Asia Pacific & Middle East, Coty before moving to Dubai as CFO, Middle East. Upon his return to Singapore he was appointed Group CFO, Luxasia, the leading and largest beauty omnichannel distribution platform in APAC, a position he held for 2 years before moving to his current role as CFO of a Single Family Office.
Rajiv is an advisor to an SME in the beauty space and is a member of the advisory panel of a consultancy that focuses on empowering SMEs to get paid on time. Rajiv is a founding member and Certified Chair, a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, Executive Global Network (EGN) and the Virtual Advisory Board (VAB). He is also an active member of an angel investing syndicate – She 1k, the world’s 1st C-Suite angel syndicate. From 2012 – 2017 Rajiv was Deputy Chair of CIMA’s Industry Advisory Executive Panel (Asia Pacific).