V K Gopalakrishnan (Gopal) is Vice President and Global Practice Leader for Genpact, a global leader in business process and technology management, where he is responsible for strategy, growth, and P&L for the post sales supply chain services including logistics and aftermarket services (AMS) business.
In a career spanning 17 years, Gopal has played key roles within manufacturing and automotive industries, as well as IT and outsourcing and as a consultant, specializing in supply chain/logistics and aftermarket services. He has created and led new businesses and engagements in multiple geographies, including the U.S., Asia Pacific, South Africa and India. He has held key leadership positions in the manufacturing and automotive industries, managing business P&Ls.
In his industry roles he drove multiple initiatives, including the Deming Prize, new product development and logistics optimization for global majors. Gopal worked with Deloitte as a management consultant, and has implemented process and cost management programs across multiple industry segments. As an entrepreneur he also created a technology IP company that led to global commercialization for patents developed.
He is recognized thought leader and speaker in the supply chain and aftermarket services space, serving as a member on leading forums in India and abroad:
· Board of Advisors at Arizona State University's Center for Services Leadership (CSL) (http://wpcarey.asu.edu/csl/membership/Board-Member-List.cfm)
· Member of the National Logistics Advisory Council of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)
· Vice President of the Delhi Roundtable for Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
· Member of the Government of India Committee for Supply chain and Logistics – National Centre for Cold-chain Development (NCCD)
· He is an invited speaker at the CSCMP India 2013 conference on Creating Effective Supply Chains in a Global Economy (http://cscmpasiapacific.org/images/FinalMailer26Nov.pdf)
A Mechanical Engineer, he also holds a masters' degree in Business Administration. Gopal lives in Gurgaon, India.