Rakesh is the executive director in charge of the entire company with approximately 5,500 people in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, India and China. He has promoted on merit, resulting in the first Asian M&A Director, the first black company President, the first Hispanic COO and the first black female VP being appointed under his leadership.
Ultra operates in four markets; Defence & Aerospace, Cyber Security & Surveillance, Transport and Energy. Ultra has grown up during Rakesh’s tenure and some years ago he discussed Ultra with Lord Mandelson, when he was UK Trade Secretary, who commented ‘Ultra are the best British engineering company that I have never heard of’.
When Rakesh became Chief Executive he was determined to make Ultra more visible within Government. He can now say that now not only does he engage with the Government and the Opposition in the UK but that he is also known on Capitol Hill in the US and by the Australian Government and South Australia State Government. So much so, that Ultra have participated in a No. 10 commission on nuclear degree apprenticeships and have people embedded in UKTI and DECC.

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