Rakesh Singh is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Aditya Birla Finance Limited (ABFL). He also serves as a Director on the Aditya Birla Housing Finance Limited board. Rakesh has been part of the Aditya Birla Group since 2011 and has played a crucial role in driving the growth trajectory of both NBFC and Housing Finance businesses. He has more than 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, cutting across Banking and Non-Banking financial institutions.
Rakesh is a part of several industry forums, including the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. In addition, he lends his expertise as a FICCI’s Banking and Financial Institutions Committee member. He is also a board member at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.
Before joining ABFL, Rakesh spent 16 years with Standard Chartered Bank. He was the Head of Mortgages Business, India, and his last assignment with Standard Chartered Bank was as General Manager & Head SME Banking, India and South Asia.
Rakesh has attended advanced management programs at Harvard Business School and the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, and holds a post-graduation degree in International Relations.