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Rajiv Sharma, Group Chief Executive

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Rajiv Sharma

Rajiv became Group Chief Executive on 1 January 2017.  He joined Coats in November, 2010 as Global CEO, Industrial and in December, 2014 the Board of Coats Group plc as an Executive Director.

Prior to joining Coats, Rajiv worked at Shell, GE, Honeywell and SAAB.  His experience spans sales, marketing, M&A, business development, operations and general management across the world.  He has led a multi-billion business and served as a Director on several Joint Venture Boards.  The majority of his career has been dedicated to growing or turning around businesses.

Rajiv is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has lived in many different countries and covered all continents during his career. 


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