Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies India, Chairman, CII National Committee on India@75, India
Rajan Navani is the Managing Director of the Indian arm of the Jetline Group of Companies with interests in packaging manufacturing, IT services and new ventures in innovative entertainment, and organized consumer retail. Rajan is responsible for the India strategy and its implementation for all the group companies. The roots of the Navani group originate back to the 1930’s in Bangkok, Thailand where the group continues to have its diversified business operations. Prior to this, Rajan worked with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, USA before returning to Thailand and then to India to enter the family business. Rajan is currently a trustee of the India@75 Foundation and the Chairman of the National Committee on India@75. India@75 is a shared vision for building a dream India by 2022, seventy five years since its independence. He is the Past National Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Young Indians and is a member of CII’s National Council. He is a fellow of the Aspen India Leadership Initiative 2011 – 2012 and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He is also a BMW Foundation’s young world leader and part of the ASEAN 100 Leadership Forum. He was the founder Chairman of the Emerging President’s Group, a forum for second generation industrialists and a promoting member of the Family Business Forum. He is actively associated various other business and social organizations in India and Thailand. Rajan holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, under a NASA grant, majoring in Digital Satellite Imaging and Remote Sensing graduating with the award for outstanding academic achievement. A gold medalist at the University of Poona, India in the Bachelors of Electronics and Telecommunications program, Rajan also has a diploma in Business Management.