Rajesh Sethi is Founder & CEO of BloomchemAG, a business venture set-up to link producers and customers in life sciences, food and specialty chemicals sectors. Having graduated in Veterinary Sciences from Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, he began his career in 1991 in pharma sales at Ranbaxy but soon left to pursue Management studies from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), where he acquired Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Specialization Package in Agriculture).
Rajesh joined as Management Trainee in European pharma company Hoechst in 1994 and worked in vet pharma businesses of Hoechst Marion Roussel, Sanofi Aventis and Akzo Nobel (Intervet) till 2002. During this period, he handled key roles in sales and product management and was responsible for growing several well-known large volume Pharma brands in OTC category and specialty biologicals.
In 2002, he joined Jubilant to develop Animal Nutrition business and took over as Business Strategist for Industrial Chemicals group (Acetyls, Ethanol & Specialty Gases) in 2004. Rajesh became business head of Acetyls in 2009 and his last assignment in Jubilant was as Vice-President & Growth Unit Head (Acetyls). During his more than 8 years’ stint in Acetyls, Rajesh was instrumental in various capacity expansions, introduction of new products, setting up of European business apart from developing exports to other regions, which led to business growing three-fold. He developed external manufacturing as a strategic tool to gain market share, pioneered several supply chain logistics initiatives to bring competitive advantage to the business under challenging market conditions.
A perfectionist and a die-hard optimist, Rajesh has a passion for Indian Music.