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Omnex Singapore Management Team

Omnex Singapore Management Team

Rajasekharan Pillai (Managing Director and CEO of Omnex Singapore)

Rajasekharan Pillai

Rajasekharan Pillai is the Managing Director and CEO of Omnex Singapore operations. He has immense experience of around 20+ years of which the last 6 years has been in operations consulting with McKinsey and Company. Apart from being the Expert Associate Principal and Leader of the Asia Operations Practice based at the Singapore office, he was also a leader of the Mckinsey Global Energy and Materials (GEM) Practice and Reliability Practitioners' network.

His McKinsey experience includes:

Operations transformation leadership

  • Ports and shipping network of one of the National Oil and Gas Company in South East Asia- (Lean operations reducing turnaround time, improving vessel performance and port performance and maintenance)
  • Refinery in South Asia to lift performance close to world class- on reliability improvement, procurement improvement, contractor management, operations of processing complexes
  • Leading global Oil and Gas Corporation in their upstream exploration assets in Asia Pacific to deliver top quartile performance of the assets. (improve shutdown maintenance and equipment reliability)
  • World-class cement plant in South East Asia lifting performance from Good to Great- (maintenance, contractor management, reliability system improvement, spare parts procurement)
  • National Post and logistics company in South East Asia - Improved performance of logistics, mail and delivery operations. Currently working on developing growth strategy to "Go international"
  • Heavy electrical equipment manufacturing company in Taiwan - Lean operations improvement and capability building- improved capacity, productivity, reduced manufacturing lead time and inventory
  • Various, short operations improvement studies in South African coal mines

Overall company transformation

  • Led Growth Strategy and operations transformation program for the national postal and logistic company in South East Asia to double the revenues, develop a balance portfolio of businesses and necessary capabilities to implement the same.
  • 20 month long program with a Belgian-Sri Lanka JV manufacturing specialty transportation systems - in manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain, Design-to-cost and organizational redesign (establishing new vision, mission, values and capabilities through leadership workshops and capability academy)

Knowledge development

  • Maintenance and Reliability improvement in manufacturing and process industry (including refinery ports, refinery operation, Oil Exploration, Cement mfg)
  • Quick diagnostic tool kit (Manufacturing Excellence Diagnostic - MED) and applied in Asia and South Africa. Developed project manager guide for MED application Mining industry.
  • Architected the Singapore Manufacturing Excellence Award - its framework and execution. Still guiding EDB (Economic Development Board) on this project
  • Developed several transformation case studies and documents.
  • Fire walk - to break limiting thoughts of people to increase belief in delivering peak performance

Prior to McKinsey, Raja has around 14 years experience in Manufacturing, Procurement, Production control/ logistics and Engineering functions across Asia Pacific region. He worked with Delphi and Delphi suppliers across India, Malaysia, and Singapore as Senior Manager and Director. He has a great passion for Lean transformation of business units and functions. He was a member of the Asia Pacific Leadership team of the company as "Lean Change Champion". As the Component business manager for Asia pacific he developed strategies for supply and manufacturing of components in Asia. He developed plants in Singapore and China. Increased regional component supply base from 20% to 65% in less than 3 years.

Raja holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Kerala University (College of Engineering Trivandrum), India, and Masters in Business Administration from the California State University, Hayward, USA.

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