B.Sc. (Hons. Mech Engineering.) DCE 1981
A committed design thinking practitioner and evangelist Vijay promotes its conscious application to resolving real life issues, consults businesses, social enterprises, and start-ups in developing compelling value propositions and growth strategies. A visiting professor of practise for design thinking, consulting skills and problem solving at business schools and universities in India and South Asia, he also consults and facilitates in-company executive workshops, mentoring projects, and guides building in-house capability for product, service, systems, and social design thinking across sectors.
After a professional career spanning 35 years, in 2015 he took retirement from NIIT Tech (now Coforge) where he last served as Senior Vice President – Head of Strategic Initiatives, Consulting and Advisory Services, his longest held position being Chief Innovation Officer, during a 26 years tenure. After graduating in engineering in 1981, he started his professional career with Hindustan Lever Limited (now HUL), designing, building and maintaining high-speed packaging machinery.