Position Group CEO
Nationality Singaporean
Tenure Appointed as an Executive Director in March 2015, Group CEO since 1 January 2017
Committees Chair of Disclosure Committee
Member of Sustainability Committee

Key skills and experience

  • 30 years’ global multi-industry leadership experience
  • Growth, digital, sustainability and acquisitions track record

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.


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