Vice President, Sustainability Business
Vikas Dhole serves as General Manager of Sustainability Industry Business Unit at Aspen Technology and is responsible for AspenTech’s portfolio-wide Sustainability solution strategy and enablement and co-innovation with customers and partners. Prior to taking the new role, Vikas was responsible for Product Management of AspenTech’s Performance Engineering solution. During his 20 years of Performance Engineering product management leadership, AspenTech has expanded clear market leadership in Process Engineering and Optimization across all process industry verticals. The solution over the years has incorporated innovations in concurrent engineering, asset optimization and sustainability in collaboration with customers and has helped transform the industry practice in these areas. Latest innovations in Performance Engineering include Aspen Hybrid Models that combines the strengths of first principles modelling with Machine learning (AI) delivering next generation process and asset modelling for the industry. Throughout his career Vikas has championed innovative technology and software solutions in the areas of sustainability, process design, energy management, process and asset optimization for operations. He has authored several publications on these industry topics. Prior to joining AspenTech Vikas was Technology Director at Linnhoff March Consulting. Vikas was also a staff member at the Department of Process Integration at the University of Manchester UK, the group that pioneered the development of “Pinch Technology” which has revolutionized energy efficiency improvements in the process industries with thousands of successful projects globally. Vikas has a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India, and a PhD in Process Integration from the University of Manchester, UK.