Dr. Rakesh Kapoor
Operating Partner - Advanced Materials and Components
Rakesh has over 30 years of experience incubating and growing highly profitable businesses by leveraging innovation in materials such as metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, and abrasives. For two decades, Rakesh worked at Saint-Gobain (a 350-year-old – $50B multinational) serving in leadership roles across diverse functions including research and development, manufacturing operations, corporate ventures function with startups, worldwide sales management, and in global general management – turning around an underperforming global engineered ceramics business. Rakesh has also been a consultant for the C-suite of one of the largest primary metal companies; and a mid-sized, fifth generation family held mining firm. Rakesh is a governance fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
B. Tech. in metallurgical engineering from IIT-Bombay; masters and doctoral degrees in materials science and engineering from MIT.