Vivek is a senior leader with over 17 years of Manufacturing, IT Services and Human Capital Consulting experience in areas of Business Development, Sales and Consulting across Japan, South Africa, USA and India. He is an experienced manager with a global outlook and has lived, worked and led engagement over four continents.
Prior to joining Athena he was India Director at Aperian Global and focused on strategy and cross border consulting assignments with firms across Defense, Automotive, IT and pharmaceutical sectors. Before this, he has worked with ITC Group in cigarettes manufacturing and Syntel where he was responsible for building manufacturing vertical and acquiring new business in South Africa.
Vivek has hands on experience in Selection and Development assessments, helping CXO’s and CHRO’s build succession planning and hi-potential programs and conduct team building sessions. He has been instrumental in setting development centers and mentoring programs for clients like Capgemini, Dassault Systemes, Volvo, Bonfiglioli etc. Vivek is also in the process of achieving his coaching certification program from ICF.
Vivek is Formula 1 enthusiast and has visited 3 circuits so far. In the long run he intends to start his custom motorcycle garage and build Indianized 1000cc bikes.
Vivek has an MBA in Operations and Strategy from IIM Calcutta and a bachelor's degree in Instrumentation Engineering from NIT Trichy (formerly REC Trichy) in India.