Delphi Technologies Announces Rakesh Patnaik as Global HR Head for Powertrain Products Business


Delphi Technologies elevates Rakesh as Global Vice President Human Resources – Powertrain Products. In his new role, Rakesh is responsible for HR strategy and delivery for the Powertrain Products Business Unit. This business unit employs over 7000 employees and has annual revenue of over $1.2 Billion.

“Rakesh is a results-oriented, strategic HR leader who has achieved success in varied business environments. He has held HR roles with progressively increasing levels of responsibility at a site, country, regional and global level. He is based out of Rochester, NY and in his career of 20 years; he worked in India, China and USA” 

Rakesh is a part of the Global Business Unit leadership team and & Strategic Human Resources partner for the business. He leads HR teams across 11 manufacturing sites & 6 technology centers across Americas, Europe and Asia with key focus is on talent management, workforce planning, performance management and labor relations.

Rakesh joined Delphi in Bangalore as Country HR Manager –HR in 2005 and ever since then he has been part of the company and worked in various verticals of Human Resources. During his 5 years of regional assignment in China, he led remarkable growth by setting up new sites in China & India. He also led Delphi’s HRIS implementation project by deploying Workday globally. And prior to joining Delphi, Rakesh has also worked with companies like General Electric and Larsen & Toubro.

Rakesh is an alumnus of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, where he completed his Masters in Personnel Management (MPM). He also did Executive MBA from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

Delphi Technologies is a technology company focused on providing electric vehicle and internal combustion engine propulsion solutions, in addition to solving emissions and fuel economy challenges for the world’s leading automotive OEMs. Delphi Technologies also provides leading aftermarket service solutions for the replacement market. With headquarters in London, U.K., Delphi Technologies operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 24 countries with a total employment of over 22,000 employees.


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