Vimal Intwala

Marketing & Communications Working Group Member
Vimal Intwala

DegreeMechanical Engineering, BASc 2014
LinkedIn: Vimal Intwala

What are you doing now and how does your engineering education from Waterloo help with your life today?
I am working in the management consulting industry at AlixPartners as Vice President with specialized focus on clients in the Consumer Products industry. I design and deliver supply chain optimizations and digital transformations. Clients typically ask me about Integrated Business Planning. Thanks to my Waterloo Engineering education, I developed a strong problem-solving toolkit that is cross-functionally useful.

Why did you decide to be a part of REAC?
Give back to an institution and community that I am grateful to have been a part of.

What is a favourite piece of advice or quote that you would be interested in sharing?
If you want a box hurled into the Sun, you have to do it yourself.

What was your favourite place to eat at in Waterloo?
Sushi Stars

What are your plans for the near future?

Finally, do you have any fun and/or interesting media recommendations? Could be a book, song, movie, documentary, videogame, etc.
I would highly recommend the book "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” by David Epstein.
While specialization has often taken the spotlight in training and education, I discovered through this book the power of being a generalist.