Jayaprakash Jagateesan (Prakash) is the Chief Executive Officer of RHT Holdings and its subsidiaries, taking the position in 2015. In his current role, he is responsible for the strategic alignment of the five major services clusters within the RHT Group of Companies (“the Group”) which provides an eco-system of professional business services designed to help companies through every stage of their life cycle. He manages the growth, diversification and regional expansion of the Group’s businesses in the areas of corporate finance and advisory, governance, compliance and risk management.
Prakash has more than 18 years of experience in managing top law firms and professional services. Prior to his current appointment, he was a founding member and the Chief Operating Officer of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, responsible for the growth and development of the firm into what is today, the 6th largest law firm in Singapore. He was also the only non-legal professional to serve on the Management Board of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing.
In addition to his stewardship of the law firm, Prakash was also integral in the inception and development of the Group’s non-legal professional services and was responsible for overseeing mergers and acquisitions, regional growth, corporate finance and key talent acquisition as part of the Group’s expansion efforts.
Throughout his career, Prakash has won several awards and accreditations and has been invited to speak at various forums and conferences covering topics on professional services, human capital management and corporate social responsibility. He is also a regular contributor to business and trade media in the region.
He was ranked as one of the 30 people to watch in the business of law in Asia in 2016 in an article by the Asia Law Portal.
Prakash sits as an Assistant Treasurer for the Singapore Indian Education Trust (SIET); is part of the Disciplinary Committee for the Singapore Hockey Federation and is a member of the School Advisory Council for Park View Primary School. He is also a member of the Hub Services Deep Dive, an initiative of the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE), to identify specific strategies that will strengthen Singapore’s value propositions as a Global-Asia hub for business, finance and trading.