A Visionary Leader Driving Growth & Transformation
P iyush Tiwari, a man of determination and tenacity, was born and raised in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, an industrial city renowned for its steel plant. From his early years, Piyush was captivated by the intricacies of the industrial world. His mother, a Master of Arts in Hindi, instilled a love for education. While his father, an esteemed alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, inspired him with his successful career as General Manager for Finance at Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL). Piyush’s sister, an Electrical Engineer, further fueled his curiosity about the world of engineering and innovation. His wife, with whom he shares a child and resides in Noida, excels as a writer, a seasoned communications professional, and a respected professor at a prominent management college.
Piyush, though, pursued his own path to success. He embarked on his journey by joining Mondelez India Foods Pvt Ltd, where he gained invaluable experience in the manufacturing and supply chain sectors. During this time, he spearheaded numerous projects on product and process optimization that provided him with insights into the real-world challenges that industries encounter.
Piyush continued to work with various organizations, each presenting new opportunities for growth and development. He harnessed his problemsolving skills and contributed to the expansion of businesses. Piyush’s expertise and insight quickly gained recognition, establishing him as a strong and capable professional.
Extraordinary with his steadfast belief in inclusive growth and the power of a united team, Piyush understands that true success is achievable when individuals align their vision and goals with the organization’s. He believes that applying basic principles and utilizing quantitative data can solve complex problems. With this approach, he analyzes and solves intricate challenges at work.
With a continuous quest for knowledge and a deep understanding of the industry, Piyush’s appetite for business raises the bar for his achievements. He dedicates ample time to learning about emerging trends, relevant products, and cutting-edge technologies. This continuous learning fuels his personal growth and provides a solid foundation for the success of his business ventures. Piyush diligently builds roadmaps to achieve various goals, ensuring smooth progress by identifying and eliminating bottlenecks in a planned manner. Even when faced with seemingly complicated business problems, he breaks them down into manageable pieces, simplifying them and solving them individually.
Passion fuels Piyush’s drive to contribute to the growth of the Indian manufacturing sector. He focuses on leveraging technology for digitization and automation, emphasizing sustainability. Piyush endeavors to incorporate environmentally friendly practices, such as using biofuels and sustainable packaging materials, to build a better future for the industry. In his current role, he spearheads several initiatives in these areas.
The COVID-19 pandemic posed challenges for Piyush’s business, with declining demand for most products. However, he saw it as an opportunity to explore new market segments. Piyush played a key role in developing essential commodities, such as hand sanitizers, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, and cost-effective RT PCR kits. These diversifications not only helped his business survive but also contributed to the overall availability of essential products in the market.
Piyush’s professional contributions have significantly strengthened the Indian economy, particularly in the post-COVID era. His expertise in new product development, quality improvement, operational efficiency, and sustainability have played a crucial role in enhancing customer satisfaction while optimizing resource utilization.
Adaptability and an exploratory mindset are Piyush’s strengths. He embraces change and constantly seeks new ideas and solutions. Collaborating with his team, he has found that the most effective solutions to complex problems often emerge through collective brainstorming. Piyush’s commitment to building efficient processes and systems ensures smooth execution, even for minor activities.
As an organizing member of the first pilot Biodiesel plant at the IIT Bombay campus, Piyush set the stage for his transformative journey. Throughout his career, he has obtained various certifications, including a Black belt in Lean Six Sigma and certification as an Internal Auditor for ISO 13485. His involvement as an assessor for CII-ITC Sustainability Awards showcases his commitment to sustainability. Most recently, Piyush was honored with the Indian Achiever’s Award 2022-23 by the Indian Achievers’ Forum for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the nation.
In his message to viewers, Piyush emphasizes the importance of purpose and passion. Inspired by the Japanese concept of Ikigai, he encourages individuals to discover their true calling and pursue it with unwavering determination.
Piyush continues to make remarkable contributions to the Indian economy. His passion for the manufacturing sector and ability to adapt to changing circumstances make him an exceptional role model for aspiring professionals. With him at the helm of affairs, the future of the Indian manufacturing industry looks brighter than ever.