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Rahul Kirloskar

Executive Chairman

Mr. Rahul Kirloskar has been associated with the Kirloskar Group of Companies for more than twenty five years at senior levels in different capacities. He started his career in the then Kirloskar Cummins Ltd. and later joined a family owned small-scale unit where he worked for a period of 3 years. In 1989, he joined erstwhile Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Ltd., (KPCL) as Sr. Manager Operations for the Air Compressors Division.

He was promoted as Joint Managing Director of KPCL in July 1991. He was also appointed as a Director on K.G. Khosla Compressors Limited in September 1993 with which KPCL was amalgamated in 2002. He continued to be a Director of the amalgamated Company which was renamed as Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited (the Company). In December, 1993 he was appointed as the Managing Director of KPCL, and thereafter in September 1998, he took over as the Chairman of the Company. In June 2001 (till January 2012), he was appointed as the Director Exports of the Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL).

After gaining expertise by participating in an intensive course for top management professionals on Total Quality Management (TQM) in Japan, he played a pivotal role in reinforcing KPCL's focus on reducing overheads in the Company.
Mr. Rahul C. Kirloskar took over as Executive Chairman of the Company from 2012. Mr. Rahul Kirloskar has also been Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Pune Council as well as Maharashtra State Cll Council.

Aditya Kowshik

Managing Director

A mechanical engineer from Bangalore University, Aditya Kowshik has an experience of over 30 years in the engineering industry. He is a member of ISHRAE Pune Chapter, ASHRAE-USA and International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration since over 8 years. With a strategic and dynamic nature, Mr Aditya Kowshik is an example of confidence, assertive and absolute zeal.

Vikram Kirloskar

Director

An alumna of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, Vikram Kirloskar is a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering. Vikram Kirloskar has been trained at various organizations both in India and abroad in different capacities. In this capacity, he was instrumental in setting up successful joint ventures for companies such as Kirloskar Toyota Textile Machinery Pvt. Ltd., Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited and Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Private Limited.

G Krishna Rao

Director

Mr. Krishna Rao (B.Com, A.C.A, and I.C.I.I.) has held a senior position in General Insurance Corporation of India for several years and has a vast experience in Finance and Insurance matters.

Dattatray Swar

Director

Mr. Dattatray Swar is a graduate in mechanical engineering. Besides being a qualified engineer, he holds a Diploma in Purchasing Management from American Society, Diploma in Material Management and Production Management from Jamanalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS). He started his career with Mahindra & Mahindra, and then worked with Greaves Cotton Co. Ltd, where he pre-dominantly worked in Vendor Development/Purchase and Materials Management. He joined Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited in 1987 and worked for 20 years in various senior positions, out of which last seven years he worked as the ED. He has expertise in areas such as purchase, vendor developments, materials management, manufacturing and overall business operations. In KOEL, Mr D.R. Swar implemented cost reduction programs vigorously. His efforts in productivity improvement, cost reduction and introductions of new concepts in manufacturing paid rich dividends to KOEL.

Sunil Shah Singh

Director

Mr. Sunil Shah Singh is a B.Tech graduate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He has experience in varied fields such as purchase, materials management and manufacturing overall business operations. He held many key positions like Managing Director of ITD Cementation India Ltd., President of Energy Works India Bechtel, Tetra Pak processing Kirloskar Pneumatic Co. Ltd and a Board member of Mather Platt India Ltd. As on date, he holds a position of corporate Advisor of ITD Cementation India Ltd.

Atul Kirloskar

Director

Mr Atul C Kirloskar began his career with the erstwhile Kirloskar Cummins Limited in the year 1978, where he started out as a trainee. In December 1981, he was appointed as the Chief Executive of Cummins Diesel Sales & Services. On 1 November 1984, he was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL). He was co-opted on the Board of KOEL on 6 August 1985 wherein he took over as the Managing Director. In 1988, he was appointed as Vice Chairman. In 1998, he was appointed as Chairman. A member of the World Economic Forum, Mr Atul C Kirloskar has served as President of MCCIA from September 2002 to September 2004, and was also the Chairman of CII National Committee of Defence from 1998 to 2008.

Nalini Venkatesh

Director

Mrs. Nalini Venkatesh is a lawyer and a legal consultant by profession since 1987. She has an experience in handling both civil and criminal cases in the High Court of Karnataka and other courts including Labour and Company Courts. She has represented various corporations, ONGC, Urban Development Authorities, Universities and other statutory institutions in matters with respect to the Factories Act, Workmen’s Compensation Act, Negotiable Instrument’s Act, labour disputes, etc. She was also appointed by the Honourable High Court of Karnataka as the Chairperson to conduct the statutory meetings of shareholders and creditors of Maharashtra Apex Corporation Limited, Canara Nidhi Limited and Manipal Home Finance Limited.
At present, she is on the panel of Advocates of Employees Provident Fund Organization, Institute of Cost Accountants of India and Davangere Urban Development Authority. She was also the Honorary Professor of Law at Dayanand Law College, Solapur.

Dr. Ajay Kumar Dua

Director

Dr. Ajay Dua is an economics graduate from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He was awarded a Ph.D by the University of Bombay for his work on Economics in Urban Renewal Programmes. He holds a diploma in Business Administration, Marketing Management, and Russian Language. Dr. Ajay Dua, a career civil servant, joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1971. He has held a variety of senior assignments in the Government of Maharashtra and the Government of India, including the position of a Managing Director of Industrial Promotion Corporations and Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Power. He was also the Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Government of India between July 2005 and July 2007. Currently, he is a senior business advisor of several multinational corporations and is on the board of AVIVA India Life Insurance Company Ltd. and Dabur India Ltd.

Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan

Director

Mr. Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan is a graduate in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and a distinguished Alumni Awardee of IIT Delhi. Mr. Venkataramanan joined L&T from the campus and was elevated to the Board of Directors of the Company in May, 1999. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from April 1 2012 to September 30 2015. Having a wide experience in the international business arena, Mr. Venkataramanan has successfully lead the business acquisition and execution of large projects both internationally and domestically. He is the first Asian to be appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ‘Engineering & Construction Risk Institute, Inc.’USA for a two year term that ended in May 2010. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK – world’s most reputed body in chemical engineering space. He is also a fellow of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. Mr. Venkataramanan was the Chairman of FICCI Capital Goods Committee and has also chaired the CII Manufacturing Council for two consecutive years from 2012 to 2014.
Mr. Venkataramanan has received recognition at both national and international levels. Accolades include the ‘Davidson Frame Award’ conferred by IPMA Switzerland, for strengthening the Project Management Profession in India and abroad in 2002. He was honoured with ‘Chemtech – Business leader of the Year’ Award for plant & machinery in 2005 and the ‘Lala Shriram Award for Leadership in Chemical Industry’ in 2006. He was the second Indian to be honoured with the title of IPMA level ‘A’ Assessor in December 2008. In May 2011, he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Project Management by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun. In recognition of his monumental contributions to the chemical engineering profession, he was conferred with ‘Dr Burjor P. Godrej Life Time Achievement Award for 2014’ in December 2014 by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE). At present, he is the Chairman of L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited, a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

Rahul Kirloskar
Executive Chairman

Aditya Kowshik
Managing Director

Vikram Kirloskar
Director

G Krishna Rao
Director

Dattatray Swar
Director

Sunil Shah Singh
Director

Atul Kirloskar
Director

Nalini Venkatesh
Director

Dr. Ajay Kumar Dua
Director

Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan
Director

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