Beachhead Advisor, India
Vijay Crishna is the executive director at Lawkim Motors Group, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Coy Pvt Ltd based in Mumbai.
A graduate in economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, he worked for several major brands, before becoming CEO of Lawkim Ltd taken over by M/s. Godrej in 1977.
In 1991, he formed a joint venture company, Statomat Special Machines, India with Statomat of Germany, Francis Klein, and Lawkim, for manufacturing high precision tooling and machinery for motor production.
In 1993, he was appointed to the board of directors of Godrej-GE Appliances.
In 2003, having extended Lawkim's activities to light engineering and IT enabled services, he bought out their American partner's call centre business in the US Travel vertical. Lawkim has become Lawkim Motors Group after being amalgamated into Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, with effect from October 2008.
He serves on the board of trustees of the Bombay Scottish Orphanage Society, and is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Technology Management, Navi Mumbai.
Vijay is the chair of the India Beachhead advisors and serves as an advisor on the President's International Advisory Board of Colorado College, the United States.