Rajesh was appointed president, Emerging Markets in October 2016. In this role, he focuses on fostering a values-based culture, developing individual talent and teams, and building IDEX’s capabilities in emerging markets to win locally for our customers.
Previously, he served as vice president and managing director of IDEX India, starting in September 2009. While there, he helped build the company’s first Greenfield project in India in 2011, developing our team, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over 30%, and doubling our manufacturing footprint in India. He established the IDEX India Academy to promote talent development and long-term growth in that country.
Rajesh joined IDEX in 1998 in our Warren Rupp business unit as regional manager responsible for India and the Middle East region. In 2001 he was promoted to director, marketing and customer service for Asia Commercial Organization (ACO), where he helped establish our first IDEX integrated commercial offices in Shanghai and Mumbai in 2002 and oversaw a growth rate of over 20%. He held several other positions at IDEX, including director of sales and marketing for the South Asia and Middle East region of ACO, where he helped grow the business by 45% CAGR and set up IDEX Middle East in Dubai. Rajesh also served as managing director, Asia and Middle East, for our Fuels and Sanitary segments.
He is chairperson of the IDEX India Foundation, which supports children in the local village by contributing to their all-round development, improving infrastructure, and building a new school building. The Foundation is also engaged in skill development for women in the neighboring villages to help them gain jobs and improve their earning potential.
Rajesh received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from Mumbai University and an MBA from the University of Liverpool. He lives in Mumbai and enjoys reading, listening to music and taking long nature walks.