Rajiv has served as the MD and CEO of The Hindu Group over the past 5 years. His responsibilities spanned all non-editorial operations of the publishing business including full P&L responsibility. He drove the financial turnaround of the operations, the digital transformation of the publishing business and the modernisation agenda for the privately held, family owned organization of 140 years.
In addition Rajiv serves as an Independent Director on the Boards of 1) Sundaram Finance Limited, a publicly listed NBFC with nearly INR 25000 Crores of Assets Under Management 2) Northern Arc Capital, a 10 year old NBFC that acts as a bridge between capital market investors and emerging sectors, covering the entire gamut of credit opportunities for underbanked individuals and businesses in India and 3) Kaleidofin, a fintech company with a mission to propel underbanked and bottom of the pyramid customers towards meeting their life goals by providing tailored financial solutions. Rajiv also serves on the Board of Management of Krea University, a higher education institution focused on liberal arts and management education (IFMR Graduate School of Business).
Prior to joining The Hindu, Rajiv was a partner with McKinsey & Company, where he spent 11 years primarily serving institutions in the financial services sector (banking, life & general insurance, asset management, private equity, microfinance and payments), the social sector (financial inclusion and public health) and advising family owned businesses. He co-founded McKinsey’s Chennai practice. Prior to McKInsey, Rajiv worked at American Express Company in New York, NY in the risk management team, US Airways in Arlington, VA in the Operations Research department and was a summer intern at the World Bank in Washington DC.
Rajiv holds a B.Tech from IIT Madras, an MS in Transportation from MIT, Cambridge, USA and an MBA from the Columbia Business
School, New York, NY