Advisor, S2G Ventures
Former CEO, Rabobank North America Wholesale
Rajiv Singh is a strategic advisor, and investor, serving corporations, funds, entrepreneurs and professionals with a focus on innovation, value creation and corporate finance. Rajiv has served in several leadership roles, including as Chief Executive Officer for Rabobank North America Wholesale Banking where he directed the bank’s corporate and institutional client activities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, being responsible for corporate banking, private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, specialized products, food and agribusiness research, and capital markets activities, as well as all operational and support functions. As a special focus on innovation, he led the launch of platforms like Foodbytes and MIT Food Prize (pitch competitions in the food and agribusiness sectors), and Terra (a science and technology focused accelerator program for Food/Ag entrepreneurs, in collaboration with Rocketspace). Rajiv has broad finance, corporate strategy and execution experience gained during his career at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, as well as at United Technologies and Nestle. Rajiv has been a member of Investment Committee at Arlon Food and Agriculture Partners LLC and the Board of Directors of Rabo Securities Canada, Inc., and chaired the board of Rabo Securities USA, Inc. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the Indian Institute of Technology.
More recently, Rajiv has taken steps to transition fully to principal investments and is collaborating with S2G as a Senior Advisor. He is also helping set-up a moonshot program for food and agribusiness – “FoodShot Global”, where he is the Co-Chair of the board. FoodShot is a collaborative platform of innovators, investors, industry leaders, and advocates who are working together to solve our biggest food system challenges. By connecting knowledge, networks, and funding across the private and public sectors, FoodShot hopes to create scalable, impactful, and inspired solutions – MoonShots For Better Food.