Viren Joshi is Executive Vice Chairman of Sigma Electric and a Director of its Global Board. Sigma Electric is a US headquartered engineering firm and a global leader in High Precision Components for diversified Industrial, Electrical, Aerospace & Defense markets. As CEO and President, he was responsible for achieving robust growth and rapid global expansion across geographies, markets and industry segments over a period of 9 years. In his current role as Executive Vice Chairman, Viren works closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors to define the strategic roadmap and chart ambitious growth plans for the future.
Viren has over 40 years of experience with multinational engineering organizations; of which he has spent the last 25 years as a Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Sigma Electric, Viren was the global CEO of Kirby Building Systems, where he set up new manufacturing plants across the MEA region and successfully expanded business into several new markets. Previously he was the Managing Director of Parker Hannifin – India & South Asia since its inception, and grew the company to a leadership position in the Fluid Power market over a period of 15 years.
Viren is very passionate about developing India as a global leader in Manufacturing & Supply Chain and is working closely with various Government & Industry organizations on multiple projects to promote this idea. He believes that strong Lean & Digitalization programs will lead to robust global Supply Chains and become the key drivers to enhanced organizational performance and economic growth across regions.
He is working closely with the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and with Government and Industry leaders to create strong economic growth drivers.
Viren is currently the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) CEO Forum in Pune. Previously he was Chairman, of CII- Pune. Viren is also the Chairman of the Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Technology Development Council in India.
Viren is a keynote and motivational speaker at various international forums. He also mentors & invests in new-age startups, and has a strong passion to identify, develop, and, grow future engineering leaders.
He holds a Bachelors of Engineering (Honors) degree from Bombay University, and, a Post Graduate qualification in Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bombay University.