Chairperson of ECube Investment Advisors
Dr Mukund Rajan
Dr Mukund Rajan is the Chairperson of ECube Investment Advisors, a first of its kind platform created in 2019 to catalyse Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) changes in Corporate India. Prior to this, he held a number of senior executive positions through his 23-year career with the Tata Group, where he served as the first Brand Custodian of the Tata Group, Chief Ethics Officer of the Group, Chairman of the Tata Global Sustainability Council, and Member of the Group Executive Council at Tata Sons. He served on the boards of various Tata companies including Tata Teleservices, Tata Communications, Tata SIA Airlines and Tata AIG.
Dr Rajan serves as the Chairperson of the Environment and Climate Change Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and is a member of the ESG Advisory Committee constituted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). He serves as a member of the Council of Management of the Forum of Free Enterprise and is a member of the KPMG India ESG Council. He also serves as Advisor, Ethics and ESG, to Bank of Baroda.
In 2007, the World Economic Forum honoured Dr Rajan as a Young Global Leader. He was also part of the inaugural class of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Aspen Institute India Leadership Initiative.
Dr Rajan graduated from the BTech program at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 1989. He completed a Masters and Doctorate in International Relations on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University. His doctoral dissertation, “Global Environmental Politics”, was published by Oxford University Press in 1996; his second book, “The Brand Custodian – My Years with the Tatas”, was published by HarperCollins in 2019; his third book, on Corporate Responsibility and ESG, titled “OUTLAST – How ESG Can Benefit Your Business”, co-authored with Dr Colonel Rajeev Kumar, was published by HarperCollins and won the Green Literature Festival Honour Book Award in 2022 for Business Literature; and his fourth book, “Tata’s Leadership Experiment – The Story of the Tata Administrative Service”, co-authored with Bharat Wakhlu and Sonu Bhasin, was published by HarperCollins in 2022.