Vinod Bidwaik joins Alfa Laval as CHRO

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Bidwaik has over 18 years of experience across sectors—manufacturing, media, automotive, life sciences, specialty chemicals and materials science.

Vinod Bidwaik has joined the Swedish heavy-industry company, Alfa Laval, as VP-HR and CHRO for India. He will be based out of Pune. Bidwaik has moved from DSM India—his longest stint—where he was director-HR. He had joined the pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturer as country HR manager and then rose up the ranks to become head-HR and later, director-HR. In the nine years that he spent with DSM, he also handled a short-term assignment as HRBP-sales & marketing, Asia Pacific, during which he was based out of Shanghai.

Bidwaik has over 18 years of experience, and has worked across sectors, be it manufacturing, media, automotive, life sciences, specialty chemicals and materials science.

Bidwaik is a seasoned IR (Industrial relations) professional and has expertise in dealing with union office bearers.

He started his career with Indian Steel and Allied Industries as a management trainee in 1997, and was later elevated as the personnel officer.

In 2001, he joined the chemical company, Sempertrans Nirlon, as deputy manager-HR and IR, from where he moved to Mahindra. After a short stint of 11 month with the automobile company, he moved to the media sector as chief manager-corporate HR, at Sakaal Media Group.

Having completed his training in strategic human resource management from IIM, Ahmedabad and strategic intervention from the Strategy Academy, Kolkata, Bidwaik has also authored two books—Holistic Approach to Employee Engagement and Password to Enriched Life.
He also holds a master’s degree in personnel management from Pune University.

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