Vivek is currently leading P&G’s business in East/ Equatorial Africa, the key markets being Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Angola. He has been with Procter and Gamble for about 18 years in various capacities including Commercial Director in India, Regional Director for the P&G-Tesco business across Asia (from Singapore), Category Team Leader in the United Kingdom and the Team Leader in Thailand.
Vivek is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, one of India’s top Business Schools, where he specialized in marketing, finance & economics, and prior to that studied Computer Engineering from Delhi University where he got the Director’s Gold Medal for all round performance. He is a regular guest lecturer at his alma mater IIM-C, as well at other premier B-schools like IIM-A, SPJIMR where he shares his experience on Sales & Marketing to help the students learn from an industry perspective. He has a good view on cross-cultural working which he honed via working abroad and learning 3 foreign languages.
Vivek relaxes by reading, travelling, and playing squash. He is married to Mohini and they have a son (Avi) and a daughter (Anisha).