Rakesh Soni

Rakesh Sony is a Finance Professional with over 20 years of experience across a wide spectrum of Consumer and Financial Services. He is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. Rakesh has been a co-founder of a successful Investment Bank, a PE Investor and now a Corporate Manager. He is currently the Global Head of Strategy and M&A at the Tata Global Beverages Limited, responsible for development and deployment of strategies for the Organization, delivery of new businesses/acquisitions/ alliances to drive the sustainable, profitable growth agenda of the Company.

In his earlier avatar he was the Director and India head of Proterra Investment Partners, a Global Food & Agri focussed Private Equity Fund. Prior to Proterra, he was the partner at Motilal Oswal PE Fund and have made over a dozen investments in mid-size growth consumer Companies in India . Rakesh has been part of various successful PE transactions, where he has executed the entire life cycle, right from investing to successful exits. He has been working very closely with promoters and their families to transform them from a family run to a professional run organisations.Rakesh also mentors young companies and entrepreneurs to guide them through their growth challenges and objective maping. Rakesh has keen interest in history and loves reading and writing about it. He is a very passionate badminton player and loves watching movies and write their reviews.