IIT Delhi (B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering)
Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University
Based in Houston, Tx, Rakesh Jaggi is the senior VP for Sales and Commercial at Schlumberger Oilfield Services, a position he assumed in May 2019. In the past, he has held several management roles including president completions from March 2017 to April 2019, vice president technology lifecycle management (TLM) from August 2015 to March 2017, vice president sustaining from March 2013 to July 2015 and president Schlumberger Well Intervention Services from January 2012 to February 2013. Rakesh began his Schlumberger career with field assignments in India, Trinidad & Tobago and Colombia followed by field management roles in Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico. He was then assigned to leadership positions including vice president of wireline operations in North and South America, vice president and general manager of Schlumberger India operations, vice president of well services in Middle East and Asia regions and global vice president of new businesses. A founder and trustee of the Ashoka University, he graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-New Delhi and joined Schlumberger in 1992. He has a keen interest in sports especially cricket, table tennis and golf. He is keen on Indian music in general (particularly gazals) and Indian poetry too. “I believe in team-work and nothing pleases me more than seeing a team of individuals with different backgrounds, cultures, ways and beliefs work on a project and always come up with something much better than anyone individually on the team would have. I am sure Plaksha will demonstrate this too.” Besides, on the personal front presently, Anuradha, my wife, and I are grappling with the challenges of keeping up with the dynamic music tastes of our two daughters and adapting to an empty nest!