Rakesh Sachdev


Mr. Sachdev is currently Chairman of the Board of Regal Beloit Corporation and serves as a board member of Edgewell Personal Care Company and Avantor, Inc. He is also a senior advisor at New Mountain Capital. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis and has in the past served as a board member and Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Mr. Sachdev most recently served as CEO of Platform Specialty Products Corporation, now renamed Element Solutions Inc, a leading global specialty chemicals company, from 2016 to 2019. Prior to that, he led Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a leading S&P 500 global life sciences and technology company, as its President and CEO from 2010 until 2015, when it was acquired by Merck KGaA. Mr. Sachdev previously held executive positions at Meritor, Inc., a global supplier of automotive systems and components, and Cummins Inc., a global engine and power systems manufacturer. Mr. Sachdev received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1977, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981, and his M.B.A. from Indiana University in 1986.