Vauhini Telikapalli is currently based in Switzerland and is the Founder and Managing Director of VEVA, a boutique Management Consulting firm delivering and implementing successful sustainable strategies to clients in Industrial, Life Science, Financial and Government Sectors. Additionally, as an advisor at GLG, she lends her technical and management expertise to the top tier global Management Consulting firms. She has held several senior management level positions at Fortune global 50 companies such as Alstom Power in Europe, The Dow Chemical Company and General Motors in US. At Alstom Power, she led global teams and successfully scaled and commercialized multi-million dollar R&D projects. At The Dow Chemical Company, she was handpicked by the C level management team to shape, lead and sustain key strategic business initiatives, propelling the company’s growth in emerging geographies. She was invited by the Government of India to shape the national policy framework for Solar Photovoltaics. During her 10 year tenure at General Motors she was the only S. Asian Woman Engineer to successfully lead global Engineering and Manufacturing teams.
Vauhini holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from US and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from India. She has presented numerous technical papers at conferences in N. America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
She is the founder and serves as President of The Akshaya Patra Foundation Swiss Chapter, one of the Top 25 NGOs in the world and the largest non-profit school meal provider. The vision of the foundation is that no child should be deprived of education because of hunger. Vauhini is also a Mentor at Thrive Global, with a passion to guide young women planning or pursuing careers in Engineering and Technology Fields. She served in the capacity of Vice President at Asian Indian Affinity Group at General Motors and was a member of Women’s Network at the Dow Chemical Company.