Rajesh Srivastava is a career Banker with over 38 years of experience in corporate/investment banking in Indian and foreign institutions like Bank of Baroda, Lazard Brothers and Rabobank. He has worked across Banks and NBFCs, including setting up Rabo India Finance for Rabobank in 1998. Since 2008, he is the Chairman & Managing Director of Rabo Equity Advisors. He has so far closed 16 investments, all in different sub-sectors of agribusiness and has made 5 profitable exits so far.
Before setting up the private equity business, he was Managing Director of Rabobank India. Concurrently, he was Regional Head, Asia for food and agribusiness for over 5 years based in Singapore. Before Rabobank, he was with Lazard Brothers’ Venture Capital arm where he set up the largest VC Fund of the time for SMEs.
Rajesh is considered a pioneer in establishing a private equity market for food and agribusiness sector and for advocacy on policies on agriculture/food processing.
Amongst others, he sits on the CII National Committees on Agriculture & Food Processing. He co-chairs CII National Committee on Private Equity & Venture Capital, and also sits on the Board of Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation as his personal commitment to society.
He is an Economics and Law graduate and a post graduate in Western History.