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Rakhi Agarwal has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Rakhi Agarwal is recognized for her expertise as the Vice President and Global Head of Supplier Diversity & Risk with Sanofi

Well-qualified in her field, she is certified in planning and inventory management by the Association for Supply Chain Management (APICS).

    SKILLMAN, NJ, June 20, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Rakhi Agarwal has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Leveraging more than two decades of excellence in supply chain management, Mrs. Agarwal has earned distinction as the vice president and global head of supplier diversity & risk for Sanofi. Since 2022, she has focused her efforts on sourcing and engaging in supplier diversity for the company's supply chain. She has also served as the president and chair of the board for Discover since 2019.

Prior to her current role, Mrs. Agarwal began her career as a material management and supply chain intern with Kohler Co. in 2001 and as a process excellence intern for Johnson and Johnson in 2002. Following this time, she underwent an MBA internship with Mead Johnson Nutrition in 2004 and started her professional career with Bristol Myers Squibb She subsequently served as the associate director of Merck until 2016, when she took a role as the head of strategic sourcing and procurement for Albany Molecular Research Inc. now known as CURIA.

During this time, Mrs. Agarwal also was a task force member for the Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies Association's supply chain and procurement task force and became a chair of the supply chain committee task force in 2019. In 2018, she was the franchise engagement leader for small and large molecules platform and discretionary spend for the Janssen Supply Chain of Johnson & Johnson and was promoted to the global strategy leader in 2022. Among her professional accomplishments, she is proud to have been honored with a presidents' award at Bristol Myers Squibb in 2006 and Women in Supply Chain Award from the USC Marshall School of Business in 2022.

Prior to embarking on her professional journey, Mrs. Agarwal earned a bachelor's degree in supply chain management from Michigan State University in 2002. Following this achievement, she attained a Master of Business Administration in management from the University of Southern Indiana in 2005. Well-qualified in her field, she is certified in planning and inventory management by the Association for Supply Chain Management (APICS). Rakhi Agarwal also holds a certified purchasing manager certificate from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM).
Within the coming years, Mrs. Agarwal intends to rise to an executive level of leadership, enabling her to make a larger and more positive impact on the industry. Passionate about everything she does in her professional and personal life, she displays tenacity and confidence despite any challenges she faces. Her late father Mr. R. C. Gupta was a driving force and her inspiration, who gave her the motto of "Yato Bhave Tate Bhavati," meaning you become what you believe. Her mother Mrs. ND Gupta has always been her pillar of support encouraging her to have her own voice and stand up courageously for the right. She is a proud wife of Dr. Parminder Agarwal, a highly respected professional with dual Ph.Ds in chemistry and chemical engineering with multiple patents to his credit. She lives in NJ with her husband and three kids Yash, Aryan and Juhi.

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