Roopa Unnikrishnan Joins IDEX as SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development
March 21, 2022
IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX) today announced that Roopa Unnikrishnan has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Roopa is responsible for leading the company’s enterprise strategy and corporate development (M&A) function, helping build strategy and business development capabilities for IDEX.
In partnership with the IDEX Senior Leadership Team, strategy & business development resources and business unit general managers, Ms. Unnikrishnan will help identify, evaluate and pursue growth opportunities and prioritize investments. With her experienced leadership, she will bring fresh perspectives and work together to identify and build growth funnels organically and inorganically.
She reports directly to IDEX CEO and President Eric Ashleman and joins the IDEX Senior Leadership Team.
Ms. Unnikrishnan has more than 20 years of corporate strategy experience across a variety of industries, through a mix of consulting roles and corporate leadership positions. Most recently, she served as Chief Strategy Officer for Vontier, a global industrial manufacturing company focused on smarter transportation and mobility. Previous strategy positions have included roles with Harman International, Citi, BlackRock, and Katzenbach Partners – which was formed by past members of McKinsey & Co. consulting. At Pfizer she also stepped outside her traditional strategy and innovation roles to lead the Talent and Organization capability for the pharmaceutical division. She often serves as a professional coach and is the author of the book, “The Career Catapult.”
She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in India, where she was born and raised, before becoming the country’s 100th Rhodes Scholar, earning her the opportunity to study at the University of Oxford in England. There she earned a master’s degree in Economic and Social History. She followed that with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and International Business Strategy, also from University of Oxford.