Rahul Sikka is currently serving as Vice President and Head of Power Transmission and Distribution - Africa Business Unit. He has end to end responsibility of managing all aspects of the business & operations across the continent.
Rahul graduated from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra in 1981 with a mechanical engineering degree. He also holds diploma in Computer applications and professional training certification in Data center Design & Audit from Schnabel AG, as well as a General Management Program certification from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
He is one of the founding members of CII Africa committee, FICCI Africa council, Chairman – CII Core on Financing for Africa and is also a member of the Indian Institute of Engineers and the American Management Association.
Rahul started off his professional career as a project engineer with Globetech Engineers, Syria in 1981 and rose through the ranks of the corporate world swiftly at some of the industry's most prestigious companies, including MGE UPS Systems (A Schneider Electric Subsidiary), and Eaton Corporation, before joining Larsen & Toubro Limited in 2014. Over the last 8 years he has successfully established L&T’s Power transmission and distribution business across Africa with ongoing projects in 12 countries.
As an industry veteran of more than four decades, Rahul has vast domestic and international experience with extensive knowledge in various fields involving management of a diverse portfolio of electrical & civil EPC projects, datacenter design and build, business development, ICT marketing and sales, across MEA, Turkey, CIS & SAARC regions.
His passion of setting and accomplishing the most challenging objectives has been the driving force behind his successes, strategically positioning him to adapt & succeed in diverse environments.
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with over USD 21 Billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customer–focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for 80 years.
L&T Construction, India's largest engineering & construction organization and ranked among the world's top 30 contractors, has been transforming cityscapes and landscapes with structures of immense size and grandeur. The company's capabilities span the entire gamut of construction - civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering - and its services extend to all core sector industries and infrastructure projects.