Vivek Gambhir is the Managing Director, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL). Vivek joined Godrej Industries in 2009 as Chief Strategy Officer and was responsible for enhancing the strategic capabilities within the group companies, guiding overall group strategy, conducting portfolio analysis, leading mergers and acquisitions and driving special projects.
Under Vivek's leadership, the Group's planning processes became more robust. He helped define the CREATE portfolio strategy and the 10X10 objective for the Group. Vivek also led the finance, investor relations, legal and IT functions for Godrej Industries. He was also the secretary to the Godrej Family Business Board (FBB). He leads the Economic Value Added (EVA) committee for the Group and serves on the investment committee for Omnivore Capital, an agriculture technology focused venture fund backed by the Godrej Group.
In his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Vivek was very closely involved with GCPL. He was the key architect of GCPL's 3 by 3 strategy, led mergers and acquisitions and was instrumental in driving the company's international expansion efforts. He co-led Project Neo that developed the blueprint for integrating the erstwhile Godrej Sara Lee Business with GCPL. He also led the process for a private equity investment in the Company.