Rakesh Sachdev, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2019. Mr. Sachdev most recently served as CEO of a global specialty chemicals company, Platform Specialty Products Corporation from January 2016 to 2019. Prior to that, Rakesh led Sigma Aldrich Corporation, a leading global life sciences and technology company as its President and CEO from 2010 until 2016, and earlier served as their CFO for two years. From 1999 to 2008, Rakesh held executive positions at Arvin Meritor Inc, a global supplier of automotive systems and components, including President of Asia, SVP of Strategy and VP/GM of several of their global businesses. Previously he acquired 18 years of senior management experience with Cummins Inc., a global engine and power systems manufacturer, in various leadership roles, including CFO of its automotive business and Managing Director in Mexico.
Mr. Sachdev received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1977, his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981 and his M.B.A from Indiana University in 1986. Mr. Sachdev is currently Chairman of the Board of Regal-Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC), and serves as a board member of Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC), Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI), and Avantor Inc (NYSE: AVTR). He is also the current Chairman of Aceto Chemicals, a board member of GenapSys, a next-gen DNA sequencing company, a Board of Trustee 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.