Rakhi Agarwal is the VP, Global Head of Supplier Diversity and Risk at SANOFI. She is also the founding member and Chair of the Board & President of a nonprofit organization- ‘DISCOVER’. Rakhi has also been recently elected as the executive Board Member of NAVOBA- a nonprofit organization that advocates for Veteran Owned businesses. She is a visionary sourcing and Supply Chain Leader with a proven track record of two decades of rich industry experiences with diversified roles in her career with companies like JNJ, Merck and BMS among others.
Rakhi has an MBA in Operations Management from University of Southern Indiana and an undergraduate degree in Supply Chain management from Eli Broad business School at Michigan State University. Rakhi is a Negotiation and Risk management expert with numerous articles published in ‘Inside Supply Management’ (ISM) magazine and most recently she received Women’s Leadership award in supply chain by USC Marshall School of Business recognizing her work, passion and commitment in championing Diversity and inclusion in Supply chain. Rakhi has also been recognized and included in the prestigious Marquees Who’s Who in the 125th anniversary edition in 2023. Rakhi is passionate about driving inclusion both in the workplace and beyond thru intentional and responsible sourcing strategies for Small and Diverse businesses and thru mentorship and coaching for young professionals in the workplace.