Vivek joined ICANN in December 2013 as Director of Procurement. He brings with him fifteen years of IT and Procurement experience across various industries such as Technology, Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing and Entertainment.
Vivek started his career as a software engineer and progressed through technology project and program management roles. After moving to the procurement realm, he spent a number of years mastering procurement strategic sourcing (RFPs, reverse auctions, etc.) and category management roles, including negotiating with suppliers globally. Vivek also brings extensive experience in creating and implementing global purchasing policies, processes and systems across culturally diverse organizations. He is a fan of the use of six sigma methodologies in non-traditional areas and of using a data driven approach to problem solving and continuous improvement.
Vivek holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from Calcutta University (India), a master's degree in computer applications from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi (India), and an MBA from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (USA). Vivek is also a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM), and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.