Vivek Bhatia is the MD and CEO of thyssenkrupp Industries India Pvt. Ltd. (tkII), a diversified industrial business covering a portfolio of capital goods businesses spanning Mining, Cement, Power Plants & Boilers, Sugar Plants and along with a large service business that includes asset management/O&M. tkII has been in existence for over 75 years in the country and is also the largest thyssenkrupp entity in India. Vivek has been Managing Director & CEO of tkII since 1st January, 2019. Passionate about innovation and application of new technologies in industry, Vivek has driven digitalization and sustainability topics aggressively at tkII. Prior to this role, he was CEO Asia Pacific at thyssenkrupp, based in Singapore, driving group activities for all thyssenkrupp companies in the region. Prior to this, he was the Head of Strategy, Markets and Development for the Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore.
Prior to joining thyssenkrupp, Vivek was with The Boston Consulting Group. In 2013, he was awarded a BCG Olympics Gold Medal for the most insightful and impactful client work in the region. Prior to BCG, he worked as a design engineer for refineries and pipelines at Engineers India Limited. Apart from his full time role at tkII, Vivek is the Chairman of Mining, Construction and Equipment Division (MCED) of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), member of the FICCI Power Committee, member of the FICCI Bio Energy Committee, member of the National Executive Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce and member of the National Executive Committee of MCCIA.
He is Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and Non-Executive Independent Director on the board of GMM Pfaudler.
Vivek has extensive business experience across multiple sectors including mining, metals & mineral processing, oil and gas, renewable energy equipment, power equipment (production as well as T&D), engineered/capital goods, sugar, cement and building materials. He has worked extensively on a range of business topics spanning strategy, operations improvement, organization growth/diversification, joint ventures, PMI, carve-outs, technology licensing/transfers, business turnaround/ transformation, working capital management, operations design and re-engineering, organization design and performance management systems.
Vivek holds an MBA (from IIM Calcutta), M. Tech. (Gold Medalist from IIT Delhi) and B.E. (with honours from University of Delhi).