Rishi Raj is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Max Estates Limited, a 100 percent subsidiary of Max Ventures and Industries Limited (MVIL). He joined MVIL on April 1, 2019, as the Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) responsible for strategy, growth, and new businesses at MVIL, with specific focus on accelerating MVIL’s footprint in the commercial office segment.
As the COO, he is responsible for Business Strategy, Growth (Commercial and Residential business vertical), Strategic Partnerships and, overall P&L of Max Estates Limited (MEL). The role also includes driving Cross Functional Strategic Initiatives including Digital as well as interface and engagement with the Regulatory Authorities.
In addition, he serves as an advisor to the MVIL’s MD & CEO on strategy and related topics for other businesses of MVIL including Max Speciality Films.
Rishi has 20+ years of experience in research, analytics, consulting, and corporate strategy. Prior to joining MVIL, Rishi was with Max India Limited leading Strategy and Corporate Development function for the Max Group. In this role, Rishi reported to the Group President and his responsibilities included evaluating annual budgets and 3–year plan of Operating Companies; monitoring performance and health of the businesses; surfacing adjacent and new growth options and potential risks; initiating and driving projects to capture Enterprise synergies; and, driving key advocacy efforts/representations at the corporate level.
Before joining the Max Group, Rishi worked at McKinsey & Company for 17 years. As a global COO of McKinsey’s Center of Excellence (COE) for Strategy and Corporate Finance Practice, Rishi led a global team of 70+ client service professional based out of Costa Rica, US, Poland, Holland, China, and India. He owned P&L, drove reach & relevance of the capability, expanded geographical footprint, managed delivery to clients across continents, and, implemented product, process & people related innovations & transformations in collaboration with global and regional Firm leaders. And, in his individual capacity, Rishi has served clients across sectors and geography on broad range of strategy and corporate finance topics. Rishi is also passionate about training and has served as senior faculty for capability building programs for consultants and clients globally in his area of expertise.