Meet Vivek

Vivek Gambhir is a seasoned executive with a 30+ year career spanning leadership roles in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), consumer technology, and management consulting. In his professional journey, which has taken him across India, the USA, and Singapore, Vivek has served as a CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, Board Member, and Partner, to enable growth and value creation in businesses.

As an advisor and mentor, Vivek is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and family businesses. He excels in partnering closely with founding teams, helping them scale up their ventures and accelerate their journeys.

Currently, Vivek is a Venture Partner at Lightspeed Ventures. He was previously CEO of Imagine Marketing (the parent company of boAt Lifestyle) and worked closely with the co-founders to scale up the company to become a leading global player in consumer audio products. He also served as the Managing Director of Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL), where he played a pivotal role in transforming the company into a leading home and personal care brand in emerging markets. In addition, he held the position of Chief Strategy Officer for the Godrej Group, spearheading the formulation of the group’s vision and portfolio strategy.

Vivek began his career as a consultant with Bain & Company in Boston. He then moved to India as part of the founding team to establish Bain’s consulting operations there.

Vivek holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Economics from Lafayette College. He serves on the boards of numerous public and private companies. Previously he has held positions such as Co-Chair of the CII National FMCG Committee and President of the Harvard Business School Club of India. Vivek also lends his expertise to the advisory board of the Central Square Foundation and Women Leadership Circle and has been an advisor to the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.

Vivek lives in Delhi with his wife, Roopika, a social worker. They have three children – Janya, Aarav, and Imara.