Mr. Saldanha, a graduate Mechanical Engineer, served Hindustan Lever & Unilever plc with distinction for 30 years. He spent almost 10 years in Latin America. Rose to be Chairman and CEO of Unilever Peru and a Member of the Unilever Latin America Board.
He returned to India as Managing Director of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, a 1.5 BN $ enterprise.
Later spent 5 years as Executive Director and Member of the Board of The Times of India Group to help build organizational capability, culture and competitiveness.
He then was 6 years with The Blackstone Group in India as Executive Director responsible for Operational Excellence in a range of Portfolio Companies.
He is currently Executive Chairman of Trans Maldivian Airways and Gokaldas Exports , is on the Boards of a few of the Blackstone Portfolio Cos He also is on the Board of ENIL ( a Times Of India Group Co) and member of the Court of Governors of the Administrative Staff College of India.
RBS is actively involved with NGOs and CSR Initiatives.