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Dr Rahul Mirchandani is the Executive Director of Aries Agro Limited, an Indian Multinational company in the business of manufacturing of micronutrients and specialty nutritional products for plants and animals. He has 12 years of varied experience in marketing, sales promotion, public relations, marketing finance, strategy and corporate communications. Rahul holds a Doctorate in Management Studies from NMIMS University, Mumbai. His Research focused on developing a demand forecasting framework for industries where the past is not representative of the future or where past data is unavailable or inaccurate. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Canberra, Australia. In addition, he also holds an Honors Diploma in Sales & Marketing from NIS Sparta and two Advanced Diplomas in Business Finance from ICFAI. A National Merit Scholar, Rahul has been a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, the University of Bombay and at the NMIMS University, Mumbai. He was a lecturer in Marketing and Organizational Behaviour at the University of Canberra, Australia and has delivered sessions on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Oxford University, UK. His paper on the 4 Es of Marketing, published in the Journal of Indian Management has proposed a new paradigm for developing an extended Marketing Mix in today's emerging markets. Rahul is a Past National Chairman of CII's Young Indians. Rahul was the President of the Indian Delegation at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in Nice, France and was the Chair of the G20 YEA Governance Committee. He is the Founding Chair of the Commonwealth-Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE), has represented the Commonwealth at the International Labour Organisation and is the Chairman of the 1st CAAYE Young Entrepreneur Summit 2012. Recognized as one of the world's foremost achievers in his field, Rahul is listed in the Who's Who in the World 2013. He is also the recipient of the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Shakti Award 2010 in recognition of outstanding achievements towards Youth Empowerment and Inclusive Growth. He is a Fellow of the fourth class of Kamalnayan Bajaj FellowshipFellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.