Mr. Vivek Patwardhan
Vivek superannuated in 2009 from Asian Paints. He has since been engaging in diverse activities.
He enjoys blogging. In addition to his blog on HR and ER issues, he also publishes a Marathi blog. Since his retirement, Vivek has been studying various social issues, and the focus of his writing has been the various facets of the labor-management relationship. For this purpose, he has also dabbled in video blogging and recorded short videos of eminent HR Professionals and Labour Leaders as well as employees. His blog received the Indian Blogger Award in 2013 and yet again in 2017.
Vivek was felicitated with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by his alma mater LNMLMILS, Mumbai.
Vivek served as Independent Director on the board of MSL Driveline Systems Ltd. formerly known as Mahindra Sona Ltd. During 2015-19. He was also the President of the Rotary Club of Thane Metro for 2017-18.
Vivek was appointed as ‘TISCO Chair Professor of Industrial Relations’ at Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai 2006-07. He teaches there regularly.
Vivek has published several articles, in Marathi as well as in English, on various subjects which include industrial relations and travelogues. He has edited a book in Marathi “Kunchale un Kalam” [meaning paintbrush and pen]. He has translated the book ‘The Angel Inside’ authored by Chris Widener, in Marathi. Vivek enjoys photography, he has a Photo Blog, and he tries his hand at sketching and painting.
Vivek worked with Asian Paints for thirty-three years. He was working as Corporate Industrial Relations Manager of the company before he assumed charge as the Head of HR and worked in that position for ten years. As Vice President-HR he led the Corporate HR function of Asian Paints and its group companies including its international subsidiaries in 20 countries. He attended training at ILO, Turin, Italy, on ‘Mainstreaming Gender Equality’, and at London Business School on ‘Strategic HR Management