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I Enjoy Interactions With My Colleagues: Rajesh Ramakrishnan, MD, Perfetti Van Melle

Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Perfetti Van Melle, talks about his mornings and day-to-day activities

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A veteran with more than 24 years of experience in General Management, Sales and Marketing, Rajesh Ramakrishnan is the Managing Director at Perfetti Van Melle India, the country's leading confectionery player.

An accomplished business leader and a seasoned marketing professional, Rajesh has worked across categories like personal care, household care, foods & beverages, confectionery and media.  Rajesh is well respected for his extensive skills and knowledge across management functions. Under his leadership, Perfetti Van Melle, Bangladesh delivered sustained growth and achieved market leadership in 2016.

What excite you to go to work every morning?
There is always something interesting and challenging every day to create something new and leave behind a legacy. There is also always something new to learn. And I also enjoy my interactions with my colleagues and learn something from them.

What do you like for breakfast?

I usually have eggs for breakfast along with fruits. Sometimes I have some South Indian breakfast like upma, dosa… And I wash it down with a banana smoothie with dates and nuts.

Any morning rituals like Yoga and Exercise?

I wake up early most of the mornings. I go for yoga 3-4 times a week in the morning. Else, I go for my morning walk for 30-45 minutes.

How important is eight hours sleep for you?

A good night’s sleep is very important for me to stay alert and active throughout the next day. Ideally, I would like about 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

How do you spend your evening?
I usually go to the gym thrice a week in the evenings. Sometimes I meet some friends in the evenings. I also try and read for 15-20 minutes before I go to sleep.

Anything extra you would like to add in day-to-day activities?

I am passionate about Photography and work on a project from time to time. I would like to do more of that on a regular basis.

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