Mr. Rajan is currently advising two banks syndicates, two large Ukrainian steel and mining restructurings and is also currently a non-Executive Director of a LuxCo. of the IVG real estate group that underwent a complex financial restructuring. Mr. Rajan has recently served as interim CFO / Geschaftsführer of the NKD Group, a large retail apparel chain operating across Europe, with more than 1,800 retail outlets, which underwent a complicated refinancing. Before this, Mr. Rajan served as a non-Executive Director of a subsidiary of Eircom plc assisting the group through the largest ever pre-packaged Irish financial restructuring. At the same time, Mr. Rajan also served as an expert witness in the U.K. High Court regarding the financial restructuring of a global Tier I automotive supplier. Prior to this, Mr. Rajan advised a global EPC company based out of Germany with the preparation of its business plan and their refinancing. In 2009 and 2010, Mr. Rajan served as the Interim CFO / CRO (Geschaftsführer) and Board member of Stabilus GmbH, a global Tier I automotive supplier, working with various financial stakeholders through a complicated financial restructuring involving more than twenty financial institutions, which also included evaluating different strategic and financial options to allow the Company to emerge from the restructuring whilst maintaining ample liquidity to operate the business in the interim. Earlier, Mr. Rajan was part of the A&M team advising Visiocorp plc (formerly Schefenacker), a € 800 million revenue tier one automotive supplier of mirror and electrical LED components, with operations in Europe, North and Latin America, Asia, and Australia. At Visiocorp, Mr. Rajan assisted the team with its COMI shift / financial restructuring while serving as an interim finance and restructuring project manager. In addition, he was responsible for carving-out the lighting and mirror businesses and separating the businesses to operate on a standalone basis and optimising costs. He also led a number of special restructuring projects that included negotiating social plans with respective worker unions in Germany, Spain, the U.S. and Romania, consolidating manufacturing facilities and streamlining the finance department to enhance transparency and standardise reporting.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Rajan was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and Toronto. Mr. Rajan received a bachelor’s degree, with distinction, in biophysics from the University of Western Ontario. He earned an MBA with concentrations in accounting and finance from the University of Toronto. Mr. Rajan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Insolvency Restructuring Advisory (CIRA) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Mr. Rajan is also a guest lecturer for the INSOL Fellowship program, a member of the INSOL Academic Steering Committee and serves on the Editorial Board of INSOL World Magazine. He is also a frequent speaker and author at restructuring conferences / business schools. A Canadian national, Mr. Rajan is proficient in German and has a basic knowledge of French and Spanish.