As the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Atmus, Rakesh oversees efforts to define and develop the company’s strategic direction globally, including growth initiatives through business development, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.
Before the formation of Atmus, Rakesh was Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for the Filtration business segment at Cummins Inc. where he was responsible for sales, product management, marketing and program management. During this time, he also led the strategy and business development function and was instrumental in creating a plan to expand the business into adjacent growth markets.
Prior to that, Rakesh served as Senior Director of Corporate Development at Cummins, successfully completing multiple acquisitions and joint venture projects, supporting the strategy work for the Electrification business segment and building organizational capabilities to ensure successful integration of the target post-transaction.
Rakesh early career began on the manufacturing line, and he later held finance and strategy roles before moving into general management, including his role as General Manager for a Cummins Joint Venture based out of Middle East.
Rakesh holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering and has an MBA degree in finance. He also holds a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter.