Rahul worked as a Production-Engineer with HPCL in India, between 2003 to 2007. Thereafter, Rahul joined McKinsey & Company and worked there until 2017. A large part of Rahul's work at McKinsey was on sustainability topics including updating the global greenhouse gas abatement cost curve, developing abatement cost curves for a number of clients and supporting green operations.
Before joining Material Economics, Rahul had an entrepreneurial stint in the consumer product domain. Rahul holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.