Vineet Agrawal is CEO, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting group of business from year 2002.
A B.Tech from IIT, New Delhi, he joined Wipro Consumer Care from Jamanalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai in 1985 in the Sales and Marketing. After significantly contributing to establishing the various national brands such as Santoor, Wipro Shikakai, Sunflower Vanaspati and Wipro Baby Soft range of products, Vineet provided leadership to the repositioning of the Wipro identity, eventually launching the new Wipro identity in April 1998.
In 1999, he was appointed Chief Executive of Wipro Peripherals and contributed in consolidating and growing the business. In July 2000, Vineet was appointed Corporate Vice President, responsible for Mission: Quality, Wipro Brand and Innovation for Wipro Corporation. Wipro launched the Innovation Initiative, Wipro Applying Thought program and Six Sigma consultancy under his leadership.
Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting manufactures and markets bathing soaps, toiletries (talcum powder, hand wash soaps, face wash), baby products (soap, powder, oil, feeding bottles, diapers), hydrogenated vegetable oil, wellness products (glucose powder, honey and low calorie sweeteners), lighting products (bulbs, fluorescent tube lights, compact fluorescent lamps) and Commercial Luminaires. Under the leadership of Vineet, Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting has initiated a process to grow both organically and inorganically. North West modular switches, Chandrika ayurvedic soap and Glucovita glucose powder have been acquired by the group under Vineet. During his tenure, Wipro has also entered the office modular furniture market with the launch of its own brand.
Under Commercial Lighting business Vineet was Instrumental in coming out with Innovative Luminaires, Lighting solutions that provides for energy management systems and Green initiatives , wide range of LED products for both Indoor and Outdoor applications.
After achieving critical size in Indian operations, Vineet started expanding into International Operations and acquired UNZA which has a strong presence in South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and China through the Marquee brands like Enchanteur, Romano, Safi. Post UNZA Vineet acquired Yardley Brand in the countries of Middle East Asia and India.
Under Vineet leadership Wipro consumer care and Lighting business has grown across facets with presence in 40+ countries, 6500+ employees worldwide, with 13 manufacturing locations consisting of 8 in India and 5 overseas.
Vineet Agrawal has been awarded the “Distinguished Alumni” award from IIT Delhi in 2008.