Coats

Rajiv Sharma

Group Chief Executive

Rajiv Sharma
Position Group Chief Executive
Nationality Singaporean
Tenure Appointed as an Executive Director in March 2015, Group Chief Executive since 1 January 2017

Key skills and experience

  • 30 years global multi-industry leadership experience
  • Leading large complex businesses
  • Strategy and transformation

External appointments

Rajiv joined Coats in November 2010 as Global CEO Industrial and was responsible for developing and executing a growth strategy. He has lived and worked in the US, Europe and Asia. Non-Executive Director of Senior plc. Rajiv has been on the board of joint ventures at both GE and Shell and held management positions with Saab, Honeywell, GE and Shell.

Qualifications

Rajiv holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.