German industrial giant thyssenkrupp has announced the appointment of Vivek Bhatia as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of thyssenkrupp Industries India effective from January 1, 2019.
Thyssenkrupp India CEO Ravi Kirpalani stated, “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.”
Bhatia 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.
Before joining thyssenkrupp, Bhatia who holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta, M Tech from IIT Delhi and BE from University of Delhi, worked with Boston Consulting Group, India. He had also worked for several years as a design engineer for refineries and pipelines at Engineers India Limited.
On his appointment, Vivek 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.”
With around 1,500 staff in India, thyssenkrupp Industries India is one of the largest operating entities for thyssenkrupp in the country. With Vivek’s extensive business experience across mining, metals & mineral processing, cement, power and engineered/capital goods, the group will be hoping to leverage his domain and expertise across the multiple business functions he has worked in which include strategy, operations and organization in the areas such as growth/diversification, joint ventures & technology transfers, and business turnaround/transformation among others.
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