Madhu Rajesh is Senior Director for Water & Agriculture at Coca-Cola. In her role, Madhu helps drive progress against the company’s Environmental, Social & Governance goals focusing on its 2030 Water Security Strategy and Sustainable Agricultural sourcing globally.
Madhu joined Coca-Cola from the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, where she was the founding Chief Executive Officer leading pre-competitive collaboration across hospitality industry companies, and developing public-private partnerships to address social and environmental issues. Madhu spent ten years working in operations, sales and marketing with leading companies, including Marriott International, Hilton, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Emirates Airlines across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the UK.
In addition to her corporate experience, she has not-for-profit expertise engaging on a range of social and environmental issues globally, including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Climate Change, Responsible Consumption, Circular Economy, Green Buildings, Ethical Recruitment, Women’s Empowerment, Agri-livelihoods, and Inclusive Employment, including as Director for Partnerships & Development for WSUP (Water & Sanitation For Urban Poor) where she worked with Coca-Cola programmes in Africa. She also worked at St. James’s Palace for nearly five years, leading the Partnerships and Development function for British Asian Trust, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales. Madhu has volunteered as a business coach with Cartier’s Women’s Initiative Awards, as well as served on several not-for-profit boards.
She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from INSEAD.