He holds Post-graduate Master’s degree in Management (MBA) from MAHE University, Manipal and Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (BE) from Mangalore University.
He has over a decade of experience, in progressive roles with large Corporates as well as Small and Medium enterprises. As an Industries-Professional, he has undertaken initiatives in Business System Design, Change Management, Human Resource Functions, Transitions into Information Technology, Enterprise Documentation Solutions with Corporate Compliance, built customer engagement strategies and driven marketing outreach programs. On occasion, he teaches post-graduate (marketing) courses in Management.
Mr. Vivek Divekar is Project Consultant with PAC, with ‘States of States’– an objective comparison of Governance amongst states in India.
In his words “My interest to join PAC is to support the promotion of good governance and promote compliance frameworks that encourage development of an inclusive civil society. I was greatly encouraged by the body of reports, research papers, publication and especially the toolkits such as Climate Change Score Card, Citizen Report Card, etc. Also, of interest was the wide range of subjects coved by PAC, from Climate, Child Protection, Public Schemes, Infrastructure, Panchayat, Urban, which helps foster a greater openness to societal needs for research formulation.
Though research is not of his academic background, Public Policy and Research are fields of his avid interest. He did his education in Management, and Corporate experience are advantageous compliments for programs at PAC.”
He has submitted an article on ‘Perception and Measurement – India among Countries and Karnataka-State among its provinces’, as coursework for ‘Configuring the World: A Critical Political Economy Approach’. He is writing a paper on ‘Basic learning from fundamental measures of Socio-Economics’
He is a proponent of the entrepreneurship model of development, as the necessary component for a society aspiring towards balanced progression. He mentors start-ups, and is actively engaged with their defined progress. He has a Certificate in ‘Innovative Product Development and Design Methods’ from IISC- Proficience. His own projects include work with platforms that deliver better outcomes from research – Data Analytics fundamentals, R programing and Information Visualization.
On a lighter note, he happily volunteers time for Social Outreach Programs, is a member of New Acropolis – an International Institution promoting the study of Comparative Philosophy, likes to travel, read non-fiction, and enjoys conversations on progressive and inclusive thought.
“I look forward to keep learning – sharing and to be part of a society formulated for the greater good of humanity”
Mr. Vivek can be reached at email@example.com