Rustom is a mentor and adviser at TESSOL. He has invested in and incubated the company at his facility in Navi Mumbai.
Rustom has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in accounting and an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. During his 7 years working in Corporate America, Rustom has held several positions at Hess Oil as well as with M&T Bank. When Rustom returned to his hometown Mumbai after spending 15 years in the United States, he pioneered the concept of branded packaged ice using energy efficient ice machines.
Today, Icelings is the largest manufacturer of packaged ice in Mumbai and one of the largest manufacturers of tube ice plants in the world. Icelings has recently installed the worlds largest ice plant for a Gold mining company in South Africa for it’s thermal energy storage for cooling one of the world’s deepest mines.
In addition Rustom is an investor with diversified interests in real estate, seafood processing, renewable energy and captive wind power (with generation of 7.5MW). Rustom is presently the President of the Seafood Exporters Association, Mumbai Chapter as well as the Windmill Owners Association of India.