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Rajev Shukla

Advisor Singapore, SG

VP, Global Strategy & Business Development, Skin Care, Unilever. Previously Global Brand Vice President, Pond's, Unilever.

VP, Global Strategy & Business Development, Skin Care, Unilever. Previously Global Brand Vice President, Pond's, Unilever.

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Unmetric
CED
Kloneworld
BillWallet Pte. Ltd.
Advocacy

Positions

VP, Global Strategy & Business Development, Skin Care Unilever May 2013 - present
Global Brand Vice President, Pond's Unilever January 2010 - March 2013
Regional Vice President, Skin Cleansing & Care, SEA & ANZ Unilever March 2008 - December 2009
Global Brand Director, Lifebuoy Unilever January 2005 - January 2008
Category Director India (Skin Cleansing) & Regional Brand Director, Lifebuoy Hindustan Lever Ltd. / Unilever January 2004 - December 2004
National Key Accounts Manager (Modern Trade) Hindustan Unilever Limited July 2001 - December 2003
Senior Brand Manager (Fair & Lovely) Hindustan Unilever Limited March 1999 - July 2001
Area Sales Manager (Maharashtra & Goa, Traditional Trade) Hindustan Unilever Limited March 1997 - January 1999
Brand Manager (Haircare) Hindustan Unilever Limited May 1993 - January 1997

Education

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Marketing, Finance, Strategy 1991 - 1993
Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi Electronics & Telecommunications 1987 - 1991
MES College Bangalore Science, Math 1985 - 1987
National English High School, Rajajinagar, Bangalore

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Payments
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Advertising
  • • Media
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Dating
  • • Fashion
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Medical Devices

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Jiten K Agarwal
We worked together  •  Chairman of the Board, Cambridge Education Development and Board of Directors, Expedien Foundation, Inc. Wharton grad.
Rajev is a focused professional with tremendous proficiency and relationships to ensure the success of any venture including start ups. His ... willingness to work with even the most nascent companies and provide the guidance necessary to build a successful product and company is commendable. He is very well connected in the Industry. He's a pleasure to be around, and if you get the chance to work with Rajev or have him as a mentor or as an advisor, don't hesitate for a second.
Asit Gupta
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, ADVOCACY. Previously Head of Strategic Planning, DDB China Group.
Experienced, networked plus strong conceptual skills. Can make intros, bring clarity to business model, can refer talent.
Rafe Ring
We worked together  •  Global Director Strategic Alliances, eYeka and Columnist - Innovation Insiders, CAMPAIGN Magazine.
Rajev is a man of the highest integrity. A calculated risk taker with the bravery to take first mover advantage in what can be uncertain new ... business environments. He takes a thoughtful analytical approach and is committed to break through thinking and guiding creative innovators to help them realise their full potential.
Ajay Sharma
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, Kloneworld. Previously Partner, Flowering Tree Investment Management.
Extremely clear thought process. Understands consumers very well. Very good in bouncing ideas, brainstorming, thinking through product-mark ... et fit and execution on getting there.
Pooja Arora
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur, Health and wellness (TBC). Previously Global Brand Director, Ponds, Unilever.
I worked with Rajev for 2+ years, where he was charged with leading turnaround for an iconic global brand. Rajev's sharp marketing accumen, ... focus on business fundamentals coupled with a sharp analytical through process were key in pulling the brand back together. He was a great mentor and a guide for his team, rallying the team together to work through difficult times and guiding them to focus on key priorities. Any start-up will be fortunate to draw on his experiences and have him as a business partner, mentor and advisor!
Lakshmanan (Lux) Narayan
We worked together  •  CEO & Co-Founder, Unmetric Inc. and Director (Board) & Volunteer, ShareMyCake.
Rajev recently joined the advisory board of Unmetric, a company I co-founded and am the CEO of. His inputs have been amazon and I use him as ... a bouncing board and fountainhead for ideas for some new products we have on the anvil and for sales execution inputs too. He has interacted with many of my colleagues, and everyone had amazing things to say about those interactions. These qualities, an awesome personality, and his background and experience translate into a great fit almost anywhere - and especially for entrepreneurship.
Lakshmanan (Lux) Narayan
We worked together  •  CEO & Co-Founder, Unmetric Inc. and Director (Board) & Volunteer, ShareMyCake.
Rajev recently joined the advisory board of Unmetric, a company I co-founded and am the CEO of. His inputs have been amazing and I use him a ... s a bouncing board and fountain-head for ideas for some new products we have on the anvil, and for sales execution inputs too. He has interacted with many of my colleagues, and everyone had amazing things to say about those interactions. These qualities, an awesome personality, and his background and experience translate into a great fit almost anywhere - and especially for entrepreneurship.
Mukesh Jain
They're my school  •  Founder, Zanskar Advisors Private Limited. Previously Director, Equirus Capital Private Limited.
Rajev is one of the brightest guys I have come across in my life, professional or otherwise. His eye for detail, analytical skills and abili ... ty to transform all of it into actionables is a rare quality. In his career with Unilever, he has built new and transformative businesses, and scaled them, like a successful entrepreneur would do. He has innate leadership skills. He leads by example and his sheer brilliance & communicative skills.
Anand Singh
They're my school  •  Founder, CEO & CTO, BillWallet Pte. Ltd.. Previously Founder, CEO & CTO, GreenBills Pte Ltd (GreenPost).
I know Rajev since last 25 years. He was my senior from college. He was always an achiever, quick cleaner and executor. He has great educati ... on background with rich experience in top multinationals. Today also I find him with full of energy, risk taker, full of ideas and problem solving attitude. These attributes are very helpful to be a great entrepreneur.
Valerie Wagoner
We worked together  •  Global Agenda Council: Future of Consumer Industries, World Economic Forum and Advisor, GSMA mWomen Programme. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Rajev has the ideal combination of deep experience and senior leadership at a global scale along with the action-oriented and decisive entre ... preneur. His maturity and thoughtfulness as an innovator as well as a company-builder will make him and any company he leads achieve success.
Milind Sanghavi
They're my advisor  •  Head of Business Development, APAC, Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd and Mentor, The Hub Singapore. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Rajev restores faith that big company execs can easily leverage their experience for the fast paced startup world !! Rajev shows the ability ... to seamlessly blend his past big company learnings (and connections) with a tenacious and analytical approach towards building a startup. He has the ability to dissect a problem and adapt a fast solution with an eye towards long term success.
Varun Channa
Director - Mizone, Danone Aqua. Previously Brand Director, Milkuat, PT Danone Dairy Indonesia.
Rajev has the ability to see the big picture and is also ready to roll up his sleeves and help the team work towards the goals step by step. ... Despite having worked in large organisation with high visibility his humility is to be admired and always has a patient ear for all - but of course doesnt suffer fools :)

Pooja Arora
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur, Health and wellness (TBC). Previously Global Brand Director, Ponds, Unilever.
Pooja has been my direct report for 2+ years in a senior role. She has demonstrated great drive & tenacity in daunting circumstances, and de ... livered in difficult conditions, managing a whole lot of misaligned, and often adversarial stakeholders & internal customers. She has the chops to get things done, and approaches her work with a great attitude.

Anand Singh
They're my mentor  •  Founder, CEO & CTO, BillWallet Pte. Ltd.. Previously Founder, CEO & CTO, GreenBills Pte Ltd (GreenPost).
I have known Anand for 25+ years, from when he was a couple of years junior to me at IIT. He has an IIM MBA, but Anand is a technologist & a ... product visionary at heart, who is driven by his passion for tech, and has demonstrated great tenacity in pursuing his dreams. Having been an early employee in a couple of tech companies, Anand is a serial entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded three ventures before his current enterprise. More often than not, Anand has been ahead of the curve in his vision of tech, and has demonstrated great tenacity in pursuing his vision, enduring setbacks, trials and tribulations with a smile and a great can do attitude. His current venture is built on deep understanding of the domain, and a technology approach that is lateral and insightful.