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Staff | Vijay Kanal

Director, Information and Communications Technology Practice, Advisory Services |


Vijay Kanal

With more than 20 years of consulting experience, Vijay leads BSR’s global information and communications technology (ICT) practice. He also leads BSR’s sustainable supply chain practice. Vijay has worked with some of the world’s leading technology companies on strategy, marketing, and sustainability. In his current role, he directs BSR’s client relationships and project work with ICT companies to embed sustainability into their operations, and business development efforts to help ICT companies embed sustainability into their own operations, and use ICT solutions to integrate sustainability into other industries as well. Vijay has authored several articles and is a frequent public speaker and moderator on the topic.

Vijay brings to BSR deep experience in many sectors of the ICT industry, particularly telecom, computer hardware, and enterprise software as an engineer, marketing expert, and management consultant.

Prior to joining BSR, Vijay ran his own management consulting firm for eight years, advising clients on creating value from new market opportunities and building sustainability into their core business. He has also worked at Sun Microsystems in a variety of senior marketing roles, and at Deloitte Consulting and A.T. Kearney, primarily as an advisor to the C-suite on strategy.

Vijay holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Finance and Strategy. He also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New York University’s Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated summa cum laude. Vijay is a certified management consultant (CMC).

Expertise

Corporate and sustainability strategy, strategic marketing, stakeholder engagement, governance structures, emerging markets, and partnership development