Rajat Jain, Founder, currently on the Boards of Times Innovative Media, TIMDAA, Neva Garments and Xerox India, has rich corporate experience in the consumer, media, entertainment and telecom spaces in India, both at young stage companies and MNCs. Startups and business transformations are his passion and his key areas of expertise are understanding consumers across various spaces, building and working with teams and growing businesses that revolve around brands.
An Alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad, he brings to the Company a wealth of over two decades of multi sector experience and strong industry knowledge and network. His corporate experience includes leadership roles at Hindustan Lever, Sony Entertainment, Walt Disney and Xerox. Now he is on the Board advising and providing strategic guidance to the management team. Rajat now leads Neva Garments Ltd , a leader in Thermal wear in India for several years as its Executive Vice Chairman. Previously, Rajat became the Chairmanof the Board, Co Founder, MD & CEO of Mobile2win, a leading Mobile Value Added Services provider in India to build a team, grow and scale the business and take it to an exit. In 2009, he led it to a successful merger with Altruist Technologies, a large player in the Mobile Value Added Services space in India.
In his earlier corporate career of two decades until 2007, he was a Global SVP and the Managing Director of Walt Disney India and laid the foundation of building the “Disney” brand in India, including the acquisition of Hungama TV as well as starting the UTV acquisition. Prior to Disney, Rajat built out Sony MAX (a channel of the Sony Corporation), a leading cricket and movies TV network, pioneering the “Cricket to Entertainment Transformation” in India in 2001. Rajat has also held senior management positions with the Essel Group, Modi Telstra, Benckiser and Hindustan Lever.
Rajat has been actively engaged in the development and restoration of the Braj Region (4000 sq km spread across UP, Rajasthan and Haryana HQed at Vrindavan, near Delhi), the Land of Lord Krishna, via his “Not For Profit” NGO The Braj Foundation (www.brajfoundation.org ), founded in 2005, of which he is a Trustee from the early days of the Foundation.