Pineapple thyssenkrupp announced the appointment of Vivek Bhatia as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of thyssenkrupp Industries India effective from 01 January 2019.
thyssenkrupp Industries India is one of the leading service providers in the fields of Sugar Plants & Machinery, Open Cast Mining & Bulk Material Handling Systems, Cement Plants & Machinery and Industrial Boilers & Power Plants across the world.
The business also engages in providing service, spares, revamps, asset management and O&M support to its customers. With around 1,500 staff in India, it is one of the largest operating entities for thyssenkrupp in the country.
Vivek was earlier CEO – Asia Pacific at thyssenkrupp AG, driving group activities for all thyssenkrupp companies in the region. Prior to that, he led Strategy, Markets and Development for the Asia Pacific region for the Group and was based in Singapore.
Vivek has extensive business experience across mining, metals & mineral processing, cement, power and engineered/capital goods. He has worked across multiple business functions including strategy, operations and organization in the areas such as growth/diversification, joint ventures & technology transfers, business turnaround/transformation, working capital management, operations design and re-engineering, organization design and performance management systems.
Commenting on the appointment, Ravi Kirpalani, CEO, thyssenkrupp India said, “I am pleased to welcome Vivek to his new role and thrilled to have his leadership at thyssenkrupp Industries India. Vivek brings unparalleled domain and technical expertise to thyssenkrupp. We wish him all the very best in his new role.”
Vivek Bhatia added, “I am truly excited and grateful for the trust placed in me by our global leadership in assigning me to this position. thyssenkrupp Industries India is a global center of competence and we have a rich 70 plus year history and deep experience of winning and executing industrial projects worldwide.
I look forward to working with our dynamic and experienced team and am confident that our technology coupled with our strong engineering tradition and execution capabilities will help us realize our goals.”
Prior to joining thyssenkrupp, Vivek was with Boston Consulting Group, India where he worked extensively in the capital goods sector with clients in India and abroad on a wide canvas of topics. In 2013, he was awarded a BCG Olympics Gold Medal for the most insightful and impactful client work in the region. He earlier worked for several years as a design engineer for refineries and pipelines at Engineers India Limited.
Vivek holds an MBA (from IIM Calcutta), M. Tech. (Gold Medallist from IIT Delhi) and B.E. (with honours from University of Delhi).