AJ Joseph



AJ is the co-founder and MD&CEO of Cleft Rock Enterprises Pvt. Ltd(CRE). He is an
Operations professional with over 28 years of experience in management, commercial
and operational aspects of business. Prior to founding CRE, he was the COO of GLS
Publishing in India. Before GLS, AJ worked with Essel Propack, a global tube-
packaging company headquartered in Mumbai in India. EP is the part of Essel Group,
and is a specialty packaging manufacturer of laminated plastic tubes for the FMCG and
Pharma space. In a career spanning across two decades, AJ has worked in Trading,
Manufacturing sectors across various functions such as Commercial, Finance, HR,
Production, Publishing, Planning, Purchase, Logistics, Distribution and Marketing. AJ
has extensive experience in packaging, publishing and printing industry and has
excellent skills in developing new business and networks. AJ also serves as Country
Director-India & Africa for SW Press Co. Ltd, a world’s largest printing press in South
Korea. AJ is a commerce graduate and holds an Executive MBA with a specialization in

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Accounting and Finance:
  • MIS Development:
  • Production, Planning & Procurement:
  • Marketing:
  • People Management :
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Key Interests

  • Networking/li>
  • Team Building/li>
  • People Transformation/li>
  • Training & Development/li>
  • Passionate to care , encourage and empower people