Vik Bansal Cleanaway’s Waste Management Expert

Stitcher’s “A Leader is a Dealer in Hope |Vik Bansal”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson is delighted to talk to Vik Bansal, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd. In an inspiring episode, Vik lays the groundwork for what makes success. He reinforces this notion by sharing his own story and how the risks he took which others declined, ultimately spring boarded him on a global career. His enthusiastic and relentless drive has established him as a leader of the highest degree.

Vik Bansal has held several leadership positions over the past 20 years in Australia, Asia and the United States. This includes three years as General Manager OneSteel at InfraBuild, where he was responsible for steel sales and metalworking.

Prior to joining InfraBuild, he worked for Cleanaway Australia, a leading waste management company, overseeing the company’s significant growth during his six years as CEO. “Vik Bansal is known in the industry for leading the board of the successful ASX100 companies, creating value, and driving the transformation of the company. He is in line with our plans for Cleanaway and we are pleased that he joined the board to build on the extraordinary work of Dak Patel’s team.

“I am encouraged by the company’s results, value, infrastructure, and competitive positioning. In the face of strong market demand, Cleanaway is ready to continue on its recent course. CEO Sanjeev Gupta said ‘Mr. Patel has led a remarkable turnaround in InfraBuild. Recent financial results have been strong and he has laid the foundation for future growth. He remains connected to the larger group, including the directors of InfraBuild.

Dak will take over as CEO on July 1, 2021. I am pleased to continue to have access to his experience and commercial judgment for his future role. I can say that we are planning his appointment in line with our future ambitions.

He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Valmont Industries Inc., a $3.3 billion (NYSE: VAL) listed global engineering and manufacturing company based in Omaha, Nebraska. He joined Cleanaway in August 2015 as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. With over 20 years of experience in various leadership positions in Australia, Asia and the United States, Bansal has built a proven track record of leading industry organizations through significant growth, change and improvement. He is also a board member of InfraBuild and reports directly to the CEO.Read this article to learn more.

He is a founding member of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWIC). He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Engineers Association. Bansal is Group President of the Global Engineer Infrastructure Products Segment of Valmont and Group President Asia-Pacific. He held senior positions at One Steel Limited and Eaton Corporation previously. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with distinction and an MBA from the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD.


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