Sudhir Patwardhan is a practicing Management Consultant; his professional interests focus on “Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Inventory Management, New Product Design systems, Institutional marketing, and Corporate Planning, and KAIZEN”.
He has been consulting with companies in Construction, Health, Engineering and Retail sector.
After obtaining B Tech (IIT-Kanpur)
and MS (USA)
in 1971, Sudhir Patwardhan worked in a large US firm manufacturing gas turbine engines, before returning to Mumbai to join Tata Consulting Engineers.
He worked with TATAs on Hydro, Thermal, and Nuclear Power Project Management. He joined Godrej Soaps Ltd (Now, Godrej Consumer Products)
in 1973, where he worked for 23 years, reaching the position of Sr. Vice president (Mfg)
and later Managing Director
of Godrej’s French Joint venture - Godrej-KIS.
He had been responsible for setting up Kalyani Cranfield Manufacturing Management Centre
at Pune as Director (July 1996). This centre was created in association with Cranfield University, of UK.
Sudhir has worked in Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai and also in Malaysia.
He has had major involvement in joint venture projects negotiations with reputed American, British, French, Malaysian and South Korean firms.
He has also worked very closely with Andersen Consulting
) on restructuring projects at Godrej Soaps.
Armed with vast industrial experience in India and abroad, he has been consulting with, and also training executives from, companies from construction, steel, engineering, and chemicals sector for the last 10 years. He has been appointed in 2008 by Warwick University
as Academic Supervisor
to guide Indian executives working on their Industrial Projects as a part of their Warwick University M Sc program. More information about the organization he founded in 1998 can be found on the web site: www.patconsultingindia.com.
A JN Tata Endowment Scholar,
Sudhir has attended several Sr Management Development programs including the renowned 6 week residential GE Advanced Management program.
He had founded MANUFACTURING Round-Table in Pune. He has traveled extensively throughout the world.