Aalok Kumar is the President and CEO of NEC Corporation India. An alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad from where he pursued his MBA, Aalok graduated from St. Stephens College, Delhi University.
Aalok’s illustrious career spans over 26 years wherein he has provided strategic direction to globally renowned brands in Indian and international markets including Japan, APAC, and EMEA. He started his career as a sales manager at Castrol India Ltd back in 1995. He then joined the global conglomerate General Electric in 2000 and moved on to become Head – Products after freelancing for about a year. Following this, he joined ABN Amro Bank as a VP in the unsecured lending business. Aalok re-joined GE Capital in 2005 where he led several leadership positions ranging from VP – Marketing for Asian region to CEO for Singapore market and eventually taking up the role of CMO & Head, Strategic Initiatives, GE Capital International for EMEA and APAC and Chief Strategy Officer for Japan over the course of a decade. His result-oriented approach and deep expertise in business transformation, performance improvement and margin expansion ensured he continues to climb up the corporate ladder. He then moved to GE Healthcare as Chief Growth Officer and Strategic Initiatives Leader – APAC wherein he was responsible for developing market winning commercial strategies through channel development, strong product value proposition development, pricing, demand generation, customer experience & building a data driven rigorous sales management framework. In 2019, Aalok joined the leading consultancy firm, McKinsey & Company as a Senior Vice President and led the mandate to deploy a suite of transformation approaches underpinned by distinctive tools and technologies to enable real, sustained growth for clients’ businesses.
Aalok’s journey with NEC began in March 2020 as he took up the mantle as the President and CEO at NEC Corporation India, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, Japan. Aalok is responsible for leading and expanding NEC India’s business offerings in India and global markets.
As an accomplished leader, Aalok is known for his management style and holds a stellar record in driving market share growth by creating new market opportunities. His diverse experience has allowed him to adapt to changing trends. When it comes to challenges, Aalok’s primary objective is to maintain high-quality performance standards to meet the challenges to stay ahead in the fast-paced and competitive business environment, and therefore steadily delivering business goals and value to stakeholders. A truly prudent and decisive leader, Aalok’s journey has been inspiring and noteworthy.