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Rajan Navani is managing director of the Indian arm of the Jetline Group of Companies with interests in packaging manufacturing, entertainment, software development, and new ventures in consumer products and organized retail in India. Prior to this, he worked with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, USA before returning to Thailand and then to India to enter the family business. Rajan is currently the national chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) Mission on India@75, the past national chairman of CII Young Indians (YI) and is a member of CII's National and Western Regional Councils. He was the founding chairman of the Emerging Presidents' Group, a forum for second generation industrialists and has been involved in addressing family business issues through different forums. He is actively associated with various other business and social organizations in India and Thailand. Rajan holds a masters degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University USA under a NASA grant majoring in digital satellite imaging and remote sensing, graduating with the award for outstanding academic achievement. A gold medalist achiever at the University of Poona in the bachelors of electronics and telecommunications program, India, he also holds a post graduate diploma in business management. He is a Fellow of the third class of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.