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Rakesh Sachdev

Rakesh Sachdev, Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Sachdev most recently served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (renamed Element Solutions Inc.) (a global diversified producer of high-technology specialty chemicals); he served as the Chief Executive Officer from 2016-2019 and a director from 2016-2020. Prior to that role, Mr. Sachdev served as a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, (a leading S&P 500 life science and technology company) from 2010-2015 and as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, from 2008-2010. Mr. Sachdev also served in various executive positions at Meritor, Inc. (a global supplier of automotive systems and components) and Cummins Inc. (a global engine and power systems manufacturer). Mr. Sachdev currently is a senior advisor at New Mountain Capital. Mr. Sachdev serves as a director of Avantor, Inc., since 2019, Edgewell Personal Care Company, since 2015, and Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., since 2020. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis and in the past served as a board member and Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Mr. Sachdev has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.