Meet Naveen Rajlani


Business head,
Madhubun Educational Books,
a division of
Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd

Naveen Rajlani is business head at Madhubun Educational Books. He has 23 years of experience in the field of education and digital content with a strong focus on transforming traditional publishing business to digital solutions and services business. He is known for his profitable sales growth, P&L management and successfully establishing K12 business for Pearson Education in India.

Get to know me

Who I am? I am a fun-loving person who loves to be surrounded by people and likes to communicate with them – in short a people’s man.

What motivates me? In my professional life, new initiatives and challenging projects keep me motivated. While, in my personal life, I like being around kids and spending time with underprivileged people.

How I came into publishing? Accidentally! I joined Ratna Sagar as a sales representative and later Oxford University Press, followed by 16 years at Pearson and now Madhubun from 2015.

A day in my life

How I start my day? I start my day with Yoga and a cup of coffee. When in office, during peak season, my day starts with reviewing sales numbers and I make sure things are on track. I jot down my To-do list and get going.

My day ends at: At times, my day ends with spending time with my son, playing Playstation with him, chatting or engaging in a pillow fight. Sometimes, I like to just listen to music or read books.

My stress buster: Music and conversation with a like-minded pearson.

Life is to Live

Favourite sport: I have been playing Cricket since school and college days and am also a part of Madhuban cricket team. I also like soccer.

Favourite books: Jack Welch- Winning

Favourite movies: Fast and Furious, Zindagi na milegi Dobara

Favourite actors: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Favourite destination for Holidays: Switzerland as I loved the beauty of the place and spent good amount of my time there with my family.

Any Bucket list: Cuba and adventure sports like skydiving and biking.

Work is passion

Business leader who motivates you: Dhiru Bhai Ambani, Steve Jobs and Sundar Pichai

Madhuban-in one liner: Is a great content company, with highly talented people not afraid of attempting anything new.

My people Mantra: Transparency and communication are keywords. If there is a problem, it is for everyone in the team and the solution has to come from the team itself.

To be a leader is: To be a part of team. A leader has to demonstrate in action, not by words. Motivating people and encouraging them is very important.

An exciting point in a typical day’s work: I like to work in an open atmosphere. I like it when my team shares their successes and problems with me – whether personal or professional!

If you are born again what would you like to be? Maybe what I am right now as I am happy to be in a profession where we are able to educate people. Also, I would like to spend more time with kids.

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