He was the (retired) Executive Board Member for Nestlé responsible for Asia, Oceania & Africa and also former global CEO for Nestlé Nutrition in charge of markets all over the world including US, Europe & Latam. He has over 33 years of global experience in fast moving consumer goods across a diverse set of environments in both emerging & developed markets and also Global C suite leader, mentor and coach.
Radhesh is Venture Advisor to Blume Ventures, focusing on early stage B2B Startups investment and mentoring. He will be also working towards creating a first of its kind Acceleration program in collaboration with cross-border partners. Prior to this he was leading the Global Entrepreneur Program, for IBM India and South Asia. He exhibited strong leadership in steering the Startup initiative of IBM from scratch to one of the companies to be reckoned by the Startup ecosystem in India and generating strong revenues for IBM India Cloud business.
Has core competency in evaluating startups leveraging technology and advising them on areas of improvement from business and technology standpoint. Board of Advisor to few Startups and an Angel Fund. He conceptualized IBM India`s Startup challenge called IBM India Smartcamp and successfully executed the same. Personally curated the Startups for the finals, many of whom got funding either for the first time or for their subsequent rounds. Led several key Sales wins for IBM.
He established relationships with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with zero IBM software footprint. Got them to adapt IBM technology and later drove IBM revenue through them. Radhesh is an expert in understanding problems of businesses, designing solutions with the help of technology. Created many first-of-its kind solutions.
He has been working with Large Enterprises in assisting them in identifying the next generation innovations through joint Hackathons and Startup challenges. Known for his innovative approach, he has also organized World`s 1st Video based Startup challenge called IBMStartupStar. He has strong skills in building strategic relationships with Partner organizations.
Radhesh is self driven professional ready to take up challenges. Successful at achieving turnaround growth and position organization for long-term profitability. He also writes articles on technologies which are published in YourStory and Swarajya Magazines.
He leads IP Research Institute (IPRI), which is Tokyo-based NGB Corporation's award-winning research arm. IPRI’s 30 or more IP analysts and approximately 100 experienced searchers combine legal and business experience with technical expertise in electronics, telecommunications, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, and almost every other technical field. Their strength is prior art searches in Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages, and they recently won first prize in both the individual and team competitions of the prestigious Japan Patent Search Grand Prix sponsored by the IPCC (Industrial Property Cooperation Center).