Ahuja has worked alongside daily wage workers, farmers, entrepreneurs, farmer cooperatives, company boards, global retail giants, universities, foundations, multilateral institutions, insurance companies, mobile telephony service providers, research organizations, government agencies, & ministries. He has dealt in agriculture products (commodities, perishables -fruits & vegetables), consumer products, & ingredients industries, and over the last 10 years and held leadership roles managing businesses, creating & executing business strategy and building successful start-ups to deliver shareholder value. Organizations include Unilever( 15 years), privately owned start up -FieldFresh Foods Pvt. Ltd (6+ years– co-owned by Bharti Enterprises, Rothschild & Del Monte Pacific), and most recently with one of the largest, privately owned and family managed Swiss companies -Firmenich, S.A., creating flavours and fragrances. Sectoral experience includes working in Agriculture and Rural, Food and Beverage, and emerging modern Indian retail. By working at the intersection of food-water-energy, businesses have had an impact on livelihoods in and around rural India, while delivering profits to shareholders. Ahuja is passionate about creating an enterprise culture that sustains itself, combined with a passion to build inclusive supply chains that generate livelihood opportunities at BOP.
Asian Development Bank, Food for All: Investing in Food Security in Asia and the Pacific – Issues, Innovations, and Practice, 2012, Pp. 258-265
Mukesh Pandey, K Sudhir, Raman Ahuja, Deepali Tewari, FieldFresh Foods: Could Baby Corn Be the Platform to Link Indian Farmers to the World?, Yale School of Management, Yale Case 10-036, December 10, 2010
INSEAD (2009) Executive Education Leadership Program
MBA (1990) – The University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.
BA (1988) – Economics, Wabash College, Indiana, USA