Rakesh Mehta, Sr. Consultant
Rakesh is a Chemical Engineer from Mumbai University and an MBA specializing in Biotechnology also from Mumbai University. He further completed a year long Executive Program in Applied Finance from IIM Kolkata.
Rakesh started his career as an Equity Research Analyst specialising in the Healthcare sector and worked with reputed companies like KR Choksey, Vinya LLP and Fullerton Securities. At Vinya LLP, he monitored and managed USD 100mn Emerging Markets Portfolio Fund which exposed him to a deeper understanding of the BRIC economies. This rich exposure to capital markets over seven years saw him rising from a sector specialist to an all round expert in equity markets where his responsibilities ranged from generating alpha returns for portfolios to contributing articles for leading publications.
His shift from Finance to Management Consulting was a planned one, shaped over years. His decision to join Vernalis at the cost of lucrative offers from leading MNC banks reflects his commitment to become and grow as a management consultant. At Vernalis, within a very short span of time, he proved his credentials with his versatility in delivery.
Rakesh has rich experience in change and transformation projects. He has co-facilitated workshops for Role profiling, Value added hierarchy and PMS design and has been a coach for skill building workshops for performance reviews and competency based interviewing skills. He has facilitated several client engagements independently as a catalyst for change. He has also anchored client interactions over extended periods of time managing project deliverables.
Rakesh is also a trained assessor from Vernalis with appreciable performance in many assessment centers.
Across contexts, he has demonstrated an eye for detail and an analytical bend of mind. Also, his high ownership, hard work, measured speech, inter-personal sensitivity and humility make him a mature facilitator.
He is a sports enthusiast with a particular passion for cricket which he likes to play and track. He likes to travel, enjoys music and occasionally cooks for friends and family.