Rakesh is the Sr. Vice President at Ecofirst. He is a transformational Leader, a Team Mentor and a Sustainability Evangelist. A Mechanical Engineer with MBA, he is also an IGBC Fellow, LEED AP BD + C, GRIHA Trainer & Evaluator and RESET AP.
Rakesh has 23 years+ experience in leading High Performance multi disciplinary teams in design and delivery of Multiple assets across the Built Environment and has worked on more than 100 projects. His areas of expertise include Energy efficiency in existing and HERITAGE Buildings, Design and evaluation of low cooling technologies like Radiant cooling, Ground source Geo Thermal and allied, Technology selection for high performance buildings, Program Management for Multi Asset Clients, Designing strategies for IOT based Smart Technologies for M&V leading to Analytics and Insights delivering outlier performance in Buildings, Thought Leadership in the field of Net Zero , Health & Wellness in Buildings and Renewable Energy, Technical Due Diligence for Strategic Asset Valuation for Private Equity REIT Funds . He has experience in Training and mentoring Architectural and Engineering Institutes through Industry Academia Interactions in the field of Sustainability, Energy ,High Performance Buildings and is a speaker par excellence at Public Events, Conferences, etc.
Outside work he is an active sports enthusiast with squash, cycling and outdoor running as his major passions. He is also a good mentor and a great motivator.