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Rakesh is the CEO of Reckitt Benckiser, a £10 billion company and global leader in consumer health and hygiene. Reckitt Benckiser employs 37.000 people worldwide and manages a portfolio of category leading brands such as Dettol, Nurofen, Durex, Vanish and Strepsils. These brands are available in nearly 200 countries.
It is the distinct culture that Rakesh has enabled that allows entrepreneurial spirit to be part of the business and allows those who posses it to make their mark, grow to outperform and feel included. He aspired for a culture is all about the people who make RB what it is, regardless of gender, race, age and that is exactly what he has delivered.
Being one of just two Asian CEO’s of FTSE 100 companies Rakesh is trying to be a role model for BAME people whenever and wherever he can. In 2015 he took his Board to visit India, a key growth market for the company. The Board members met government ministers and were given the opportunity to immerse themselves into the Indian business environment thereby enhancing their knowledge thereof.

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