Rakesh has held senior leadership roles with Standard Chartered Bank in India and the Middle East, as a Founding Team Member with IDFC First Bank, as CEO of a large NBFC, as Regional head with GE Capital and earlier with American Express Bank and CRISIL. During the dot com era, Rakesh led a B2B platform in the agri commodity space.
Rakesh’s current portfolio of commitments includes his role as a Partner & Grants Committee Member with Social Venture Partners India where he helps social entrepreneurs in capacity building, as an Executive Fellow with Woxsen University for bridging the gap between industry and academia and as a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council & Member Advisory Committee for Sustainability Management Specialisation at School of Business, Mody University of Science & Technology. Rakesh is a Chevening Fellow and a SkyBlue Fellow and holds a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard Kennedy School and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
He is a firm believer in integrative strategies for business transformation and scaling up and his cross cutting experiences makes him an excellent mentor and coach for the start up ecosystem.