Rakesh has headed several functions in
Godrej Soaps including Strategic Planning,
Information Systems and Marketing.
He has also served on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) and is actively involved in several key initiatives within the company like E-Commerce and Efficient Consumer Response (ECR). He is also a member of the Academic Council of National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai and the Academic Board of the Welingkar Institute, Mumbai.
Rakesh completed his B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from I.T., BHU and post graduation in Industrial Management from NITIE.
He has been a gold medallist throughout his academic career. Rakesh joined Godrej Soaps as a Management Trainee in 1980.
While working with Godrej Soaps, he continued his academic pursuit and completed his ICWA, CFA and Ph.D. from I.I.T., Bombay.
Rakesh holds the distinction of being the first doctorate in Supply Chain Management in India and serves as guest faculty at several leading Management Institutes in India.
Rakesh enjoys trekking and music. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and daughter.