Ravi Pandit

Ravi Pandit

Ravi Pandit is the Founder-Chairman and currently Non-Executive Chairman of KPIT Technologies. His vision as the co-founder of KPIT has steered the company from its inception to achieving the leadership position the company holds today globally in the domain of automotive engineering. Over the last 30+ years, KPIT, under Ravi’s leadership, KPIT has emerged as a premier establishment in mobility.

Ravi is deeply passionate about social causes with special commitment towards our environment. Under his guidance, KPIT’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives have in the last 10+ years positively impacted over 2 million lives through 71 initiatives and created opportunities to innovate for over 75,000 students till date. Ravi’s commitment to environment also resulted in development of solutions for generation of hydrogen from biomass, indigenous development of hydrogen fuel cell and indigenous development of sodium ion batteries. KPIT has won global patents in all these domains for innovative and impactful solutions. He is an only private sector member of esteemed Empowered Group, the highest decision-making body for National Green Hydrogen Mission.

Ravi’s thoughts for creating a better world are best expressed in his award- winning book “Leap frogging to pole vaulting: Creating the magic of radical yet sustainable transformation” that he has co- authored along with Dr. R. A. Mashelkar. He is a frequent contributor and participant at various national and international conferences. Widely respected for integrity, innovation and dynamism, Ravi has successfully set benchmarks in corporate governance, regional cooperation, and co-innovation.

Ravi is a gold medalist and fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, an associate member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, and holds a master’s degree from Sloan School of Management, MIT, Cambridge, USA. He was Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Technology by Prestigious Coventry University in recognition of his tremendous contribution to global technology and mobility sectors as well as his significant contribution in promoting UK-India business and academic relationships.

He is a voracious reader, an avid trekker and holds a warm corner in his heart for animals and birds. Ravi has been an avid bird photographer for the last two decades. He also enjoys listening to Indian classical music.

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