Rajiv is a Partner with Open Prairie and has a distinguished background as a strategic advisor, investor and business leader with a focus on innovation, value creation and corporate finance. With Rabobank, the world’s largest food and agribusiness focused financial institution; Rajiv served as CEO of Rabobank North America Wholesale Banking, directing all corporate and institutional client activities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In this role, Rajiv was involved in corporate banking, private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, specialized products, food and agribusiness research, and capital market activities. He has also gained experience in investment banking, finance and corporate strategy throughout his career with positions at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, United Technologies and Nestle. Rajiv has been integral in launching various innovation initiatives and accelerator programs within the food and agribusiness sector including; Foodbytes, MIT Food Prize, Terra, and FoodShotGlobal. He holds an MBA from the Harvard School of Business as well as Masters and Bachelors of Technology degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology.