Kishor Patil is the Co-founder, CEO and MD of KPIT Technologies Limited – one of the largest Software Integration partners to the global automotive and Mobility industry. KPIT’s vision is to Reimagine Mobility in partnership with the industry, clients, and partners for creating a cleaner, smarter, and safer world.
He co-founded KPIT in 1990. Under his leadership, the company had grown over 50 times in revenues in the last 12+ years to reach around USD 500 million (INR 3000 crores). This is achieved through organic growth and global acquisitions.
Today, KPIT is a strategic partner of choice to 25+ leading automotive and mobility brands supporting and enabling their journey towards Software Defined vehicle (SDV). KPIT currently is working on top 6 (out of 8) Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) transformational programs globally. With 10,000+ Automobelievers across 13+ countries, it is arguably the largest middleware and software integration company in the world.
Kishor has been instrumental in building a sharp mobility focus for KPIT. In 2018, the company decided to undergo a very comprehensive and innovative merger-demerger scheme to create two Public listed companies. This has been regarded as one of the most profitable schemes for all stakeholders.
KPIT is developing a strong ecosystem of partnerships from chip to cloud domains creating a close collaboration with leading companies like Qualcomm, Amazon/AWS, Microsoft, dSPACE, Vector etc. offering a one-stop shop for the industry to accelerate the transformation towards SDV. With significant investments – inorganic and through partnerships, Kishor is committed to provide more effective, efficient, and communalized solutions to clients. His vision is to create Industry Standard Solutions for the transformation of Software-Defined Vehicles.
Kishor is passionate about applying technology to solve business challenges and address larger problems of the society. He is personally active in driving development and proliferation of innovative solutions in the areas of transportation and clean energy. Under his leadership, KPIT has filed more than 50 patents, has developed over 100 IPs in cutting-edge technology in its focus areas, and has won several national and international awards including the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award, and Knowledge@Wharton Technovation Award. As a Member of the NASSCOM Executive Council and Chair of its ER&D Council, Kishor is set to play an instrumental role in enabling and bringing India’s remarkable innovation in engineering, research and development work to the global stage.
He has presented at various national & international forums including the World Economic Forum, on topics such as Entrepreneurship, Innovation, building high performance organizations, and business transformation. He has won several awards for his leadership at KPIT and within the broader ecosystem, including ‘Best CEO of the Year’ at the ET Ascent Business Leader Awards 2023.