As Rural Spark is increasing its international activities with multiple partners, we are proud to announce our team is strengthened by Shagun Jain as Vice President Partnerships. Shagun will focus on partnerships where Rural Spark provides an innovative solution to distribution partners, proposing interesting and innovative business and operational models.
Shagun is a first-generation entrepreneur with 11+ years of experience in leading a company and managing business operations. He is a graduate in Economics from Delhi University right after which he pursued his entrepreneurial vision. At his venture, he gained immense exposure and brings a 360-degree view of leading various business functions such as strategy, B2B business development, finance, planning, project execution, and operations.
Shagun was responsible for building a solid client base by leading business development partnerships involving automotive majors, metro railways, oil & gas, industry bodies amongst others. In his experience as a business owner, he was deeply involved with supply chain and negotiations for various requirements of the company. Shagun also managed to successfully complete project financing by raising equity from private investors and debt from national banks. We believe he brings leadership, effective communication, divergent thinking, implementation and motivation skills and strong operational rigor to the table. His experience will definitely add a a lot of skills to the Rural Spark team, focussing on sustainable, financially viable and scalable partnerships. Past experience of his also supports the company in further developing a strong and successful go-to-market strategy for new territories Rural Spark to enter with innovative business models.
Shagun is a keen fitness enthusiast with a particular interest in functional training. He frequently leads fitness sessions and serves as fitness mentor for family and friends. He also loves to follow indie music artists from various genres such as Jazz, Reggae, Country and Latin music.
Shagun, happy to have you on board!