Rakhi Agarwal

Global Head of Supplier Diversity, Procurement Sustainability & Risk Management


Rakhi Agarwal is the AVP, Global Head of Supplier Diversity at SANOFI, office of Sustainability, Risk and Citizenship. She is also the President of a Non PROFIT Organization- DISCOVER. She is a visionary sourcing and Supply Chain Leader with proven tack record of two decades of rich industry experiences. Rakhi joined SANOFI in April 2022 with an aim to create best in class Supplier Diversity program for Sanofi globally by leveraging her expertise in supply diversity through her 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 has also been a very active member and volunteer for 9 years at Drugs Chemicals and Associated Technologies (DCAT). Recently she served as the chair of the sourcing and procurement taskforce at DCAT. She has been instrumental in driving the educational program content for the pharma industry for DCAT.

Rakhi is a thought leader and has numerous articles on negotiation and risk management published in the very well-known ‘Inside Supply Management’ (ISM) magazine. She has also been featured in the Oct 2017 publication of ISM.

Rakhi is very passionate about diversity and inclusion and is leading DISCOVER since 2019 to advance its vision to develop talent and break barriers for people of color in the supply chain industry.