Rakesh Vaidyanathan

Rakesh Vaidyanathan co-founded The Jai Group after years of experience in Management consulting. He has been at the helm of numerous projects across varied industries over the last 11 years of running The Jai Group.

He has worked with large multinational clients and their local subsidiaries and emerging market companies in the Industrial goods segment in Pharmaceuticals, steel, steel products, auto-components, textile, stationary, plastics packaging, consumer goods manufacturing and third party logistics and distribution industries in India, Latin America, Spain, Brazil and the United States.

A graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and MBA from The Wharton School , Rakesh also holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the College of Engineering Guindy in Chennai India. In addition, he obtained an M.A. in International affairs specializing in Latin America from the University of Pennsylvania. Rakesh speaks Tamil, Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese and English fluently.

In the past he has worked with late Dr. Jaikumar of the Harvard Business School in the United States and Latin America and later with Mckinsey and Company in their Miami and Madrid offices and with The Boston Consulting Group in their São Paulo office.