About me

I'm Raakesh, a senior leader, military veteran and information security professional with 21 years of diverse experience in Information Security, Program Management, Operations, Telecommunications & the Armed Forces. I help organisations build resiliency in their information operations & strengthen data privacy in their operations. I'm proficient at building and leading high-performance teams with an emphasis on creating flexible, agile, sustainable and scalable systems.

I am also an avid financial planner and help friends, family & colleagues with their personal finances.

I enjoy swimming and have been a national-level sailor in my early years. I enjoy reading, writing & thinking about a diverse set of topics including history, geography, mathematics, psychology, finance, self-improvement & geo-politics.

Mentoring Topics

  • Leadership & Management
  • Career Advice
  • Information Security
  • Personal Finance
Country: India Timezone: Asia/Kolkata

Reviews for Raakesh

14.September 2021

I am writing this with a grateful heart, Raakesh. I felt very comfortable during our conversation. I am re-entering the workforce after a gap, and your inputs have clarified the corporate landscape. I appreciate most that you were honest during our conversation, and you offered to go the extra mile for me by being willing to speak to a professional from my field of interest.

I appreciate your help and your kindness.

I hope you touch many more lives.



13.May 2021

The session was conducted in extremely conducive environment, ensured me, I was comfortable. The speaker guided me to read a book, go for mock/live interviews and extensive use of SMART. Session helped in clearing lot of my queries.The speaker is highly professional and is strongly recommended to others, looking for lateral shift from Combat2Corporate.

7.May 2021

The session was immensely helpful to understand the nuances of transition and further charter my course of action towards my goals. The inputs received were relevant and practical which made me understand the process holistically.

16.April 2021

The session was extremely helpful. The session can be further structured into deliverables and then further work can be carried out on those.