Rajesh NathManaging Director, VDMA India
Rajesh Nath has more than 32 years of experience working in various industries in Germany and India. He has been accorded the "Cross of the Order of Merit" - highest civilian award from the German President, for promoting Indo-German Trade in Engineering Sector. Rajesh has a degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with distinction. and a Business Management Degree (First Rank, Gold Medal). He has also completed an International Business Program from the reputed Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Joka in 2004. He started his professional career in Germany with Rheinische Kalksteinwerke, Wülfrath and worked from 1991 – 1993. He then joined KHD Humbold Wedag, Koeln in Environmental Technology Division and worked there from 1993 till 1997. Rajesh joined the Indian office of The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) as General Manager in 1999 and was appointed Director of the company in 2002. Since 2008, he headsthe organisation as Managing Director. During this period the export of German machinery to India has increased almost 7 folds and the number of VDMA members in India now stands at around 600. Rajesh is a Fellow Member of International Council of Consultants, Member of Institution of Engineers in India, Fellow Member of Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute (MGMI) and other well know bodies in India. He is also on the editorial board of several reputed industrial publications and a committee member of The Quality Council of India. Rajesh has been actively involved in social work with the NGO – KADAM which provides livelihood solutions to women and youth in the rural areas. He is also connected with Rotary International for many years.