DR. RAKESH KAPOOR
Operating Partner - Materials Outovation®
Rakesh leads the Materials Outovation® practice at Edgewater Capital Partners. Rakesh spent 2 decades at Saint-Gobain ($50B multinational) serving in leadership roles in R&D, manufacturing, ventures, worldwide sales management, and in global general management – turning around an underperforming global engineered ceramics business. Rakesh has been a consultant for the C-suites of one of the largest primary metal companies; and for a mid-sized, fifth generation family held mining firm. Rakesh’s experiences emphasize growth by systematically looking “outside” the organization, a process he has trademarked as Materials Outovation®. Rakesh is a governance fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Rakesh served on the advisory board of the MIT Materials Processing Center.
Rakesh holds a BTech in metallurgical engineering from IIT-Bombay and both MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT.