Rakesh Sharma FREng
Chief Executive, Ultra Electronics Holdings plc

Rakesh Sharma is the Chief Executive of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc. Ultra is a UK electronics company with a market capitalisation of about £1.3 billion. He is an electronics engineer who has brought his technical and managerial expertise to bear on products for the defence and aerospace markets that have achieved impressive, profitable export and home sales. A recent example is the revolutionary, software-controlled, electrical anti-icing system on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner where Rakesh’s technical understanding and management skills were tested to the full in bringing this development to a successful conclusion with United States FAA certification in 2010.