Rajiv Khandelwal

Singapore, Singapore

A level headed entreprenuer with blue sky ambition
Rajiv's Skills
Business Development

Age Group


About Rajiv

An ACA with 24 years of total work experience, including 4 years in a Big 4 accounting firm, 12 years working for MNCs in progressive local, national and global cross-functional / operational leadership roles (Finance / Supply Chain / IT Mgmt) and the last 5 years in mature Business development / management advisory work across diverse industry sectors.

Clarity in vision and thought leadership; logical, holistic and futuristic approach to business with a balanced use of common sense, innovation and risk management skills, combining intellect and application skills to assess the big picture, reinforced by a focus on nuts and bolts to deliver robust execution and differentiated value.

A good understanding of the shareholder perspective; macroeconomic drivers and ability to interpret interlinked global and regional market dynamics across industry sectors are some notable complements.

Strong interpersonal / people leadership skills; an effective senior level communicator and negotiator but also a good listener and a keen unattached observer.

To summarize, an out-of-the-box hands-on entrepreneur with strategic vision, strong commercial judgment and high enterprise levels, balanced by systemic thinking and a risk mitigated approach.


Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. - Joel A. Barker

Work Experience

Founder and CEO

Ace Global Ventures Pte Ltd

January 2010 - Today

For a tactical business model, AGV is a business development / management consulting advisory for corporate clients. Strategically, AGV has interest in the internet and nanotech domains and is seeking opportunities to collaborate with good technocrats with a strong product / platform to optimize their commercialization potential.

Interim Managing Director


April 2016 - Today

Managing an inherited financial distress situation in a $1.6 B turnover company - drive restructuring / sustainable continuity of the business.

General Manager - Product Financial controller

Olam International

September 2006 - December 2009

I have worked as the Product Financial controller for Olam International Limited, a public listed company in Singapore which operates in leadership positions in chosen soft commodities globally, where I was responsible for the financial management/control of some of the business divisions at a global level. I also served as a Director on the Board of one of their subsidiaries which dealt with packaged food products.

Financial Controller

Johnson Matthey Chemicals

December 2002 - August 2006

Transfer of employment from ICI India as part of sale of business. Responsible for leading Finance/Supply Chain/IT/ Legal&Secretarial/ Taxation/ Assurance/Statutory compliance functions, including relationships with external agencies ranging from Insurers/ Bankers/Auditors/Lawyers/ Regulatory bodies for one of the Indian subsidiaries of the UK parent at a strategic as well as day to day operational levels. Also responsible for the country organization's integration/alignment with the Global parent on all Group policy requirements and respective SBU HOs on operational Business management in the Finance/Supply Chain and IT functions.

Various roles

ICI India

April 1998 - November 2002

Worked in various progressive roles handling Finance/ Supply Chain/ IT across multiple business of the Indian subsidiary of ICI Plc starting from Corporate Finance / Trading business/ Explosives business / Nitrocellulose business and finally with the Catalyst business before ICI sold the business globally to Johnson Matthey along with transfer of employment for the Management personnel.


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India


1993 - 1997

University of Calcutta

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

1990 - 1993


Executive Management Program on Supply Chain Management

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta