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Rakesh Nayak (LPM, LSSBB®, PMP®, PRINCE2®, CSM, ITIL)


Rakesh Nayak works as a Lead Consultant at Infosys, and is a director at LeanSig Limited, a UK based consultancy specialising in process and operational excellence consulting. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from KPMG, and a PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, ScrumMaster and an ITIL v3 professional developing multi-facet operational and programme management strategies for improving quality, productivity, agility and cost efficiency.

Rakesh is a SAFe certified Lean Portfolio Manager with more than 18 years of professional experience as a leader in LSS, process consulting, operations and strategy consulting in several Fortune 500 companies. In addition to his work, Rakesh has been lecturing at the University of Hull and Sheffield, UK as well as several business schools in India. He is passionate about researching how hybrid methodologies such as lean, agile project management and design for six sigma can be used together to help organisations improve their operational capabilities and sustainability performance.

Rakesh is research active with high quality publications in ABS 3* journals and is currently pursuing his Doctoral Studies from the Roehampton Business School, London.

He is a member of American Society for Quality, Project Management Institute, US and Scrum Alliance.

Professional Accreditations:

  • Certified SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC)

  • Certified SAFe 5 Lean Portfolio Manager (LPM)

  • Certified SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE)

  • ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: KPMG

  • Certified Project Management Professional

    (PMP): Project Management Institute, USA

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM): ScrumAlliance

  • Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner: BCS,The

    Chartered Institute for IT, UK

  • ITILv3 Foundation in IT Service Management

External positions

Director, LeanSig Limited

1 Jun 2016 → …

Lead Consultant, Infosys Consulting


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Operations Management
  • Lean Thinking
  • Sustainability
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Agile
  • Six Sigma
  • Digital Transformation
  • Management
  • Sustainable Operations
  • Strategy Consulting