Doctor, Social Entrepreneur
A medical practitioner by profession, Dr Rajiv Bhanot moved on to pursue the path of social entrepreneurship after having spent some years working at a government hospital. Over a five-year period, he has helped build up a few different startup companies and converted them into high-growth sustainable businesses.
He is currently the managing director of H2O Saver, a technology-based company that works on providing a cutting-edge solution to water filtration that he believes will eventually be able to end water poverty. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Face Factors Clinic – a premier aesthetic and wellness clinic located in Kuala Lumpur.
Besides his involvement in the corporate sector, he is also active in various non-governmental organizations, namely as chairman of FORWARD – an NGO that works on tackling issues related to education and poverty faced by numerous Malaysian communities. He is also the chairman of Maruma which is an organization that connects Malaysians who have studied or are looking at venturing into the Russian Federation.
As Dr Rajiv was planning his mother’s 60th birthday in 2015, he realised that there was a huge vacuum in the market, for people in his position especially, having spent hours of his time visiting potential venues much to his frustration. When the idea of having a platform to efficiently source venues, manage, and plan out events was put forward to him, Dr Rajiv immediately jumped on board and the company Venuescape was born.
His simple philosophy in life is if you start doing something, do it with 100% commitment, reach for the unreachable while protecting the fun and joy that should come from doing it.