Rakesh Sasibhushan

Chairman and Managing Director

Antrix Corporation Ltd.

Republic of India

Shri. Rakesh Sasibhushan, is a Distinguished space scientist and currently the Chairman & Managing Director of ANTRIX Corporation. He’s also Chairing the CII National Committee on Space for the past 3 years. Prior to this assignment, from 2015 to 2016 he was the Director of ISRO’s Propulsion Complex, at Mahendragiri, Tamilnadu, and from 2011 to 2015 he was the Dy. Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre heading the Composites Entity.  ISRO’s  CE20 cryogenic engine testing activities were completed at Mahendragiri under his leadership.  He was also instrumental in setting up critical facilities for Semi-cryo engine assembly & testing, as well as optimizing the productivity of PSLV & GSLV Engine & Stage assembly activities at Mahendragiri. 

He has 35 years of experience in the Space technology & global space commerce.  He completed his MTech in Manufacturing Management while in service.  He has three joint patents in the area of Advanced Manufacturing - in Laser welding, Metallic Thermal Protection systems and Silica Tile processing.

He is a recipient of ISRO Team award 2011 and Merit award 2012. 

He has written several articles on Indian Space and teaming with PwC has published a position paper on Indian Space sector.

He’s an avid naturalist and a life member of BNHS.