Leadership

Leadership

Board of Directors
Board of Directors

Ravi Pandit

Ravi Pandit

Co-founder, Chairman & Group CEO

ravi pandit

Ravi Pandit

Co-founder, Chairman & Group CEO

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Ravi Pandit is the Co-founder, Chairman and Group CEO of KPIT Technologies Ltd. His vision as the founder of KPIT has steered the Company toward achieving leadership position as product engineering and IT consulting solutions and services provider, to three industries namely automotive & transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities. He has been instrumental in shaping KPIT's vertical focus strategy and building a unique partnership model based on the tenets of innovation and sustainable development.

Having run a Chartered Accountancy firm for close to a decade after finishing his master's studies, Ravi decided to venture into Information Technology consulting and services, thus setting up KPIT, with his co-founder, in 1990.

Over the last 20+ years, KPIT, under Ravi's leadership, has combined its deep industry & technology expertise, presence in relevant geographies and highly scalable delivery infrastructure to enable clients expand their product development footprint, enhance operational efficiencies and optimize processes.

Widely respected for integrity, innovation and dynamism, Ravi has successfully established and grown partnerships with customers, partners and industry bodies, setting benchmarks in corporate governance, regional cooperation and co-innovation. For his commitment to conducting business in an ethical manner and for the value KPIT partnership has brought to Cummins, Ravi was honored with the J Irwin Miller Award of Excellence by Cummins. He has been awarded the prestigious Rotary Excellence Award for exemplary leadership and outstanding performance. Ravi has also been honored with the Maharashtra Corporate Excellence (MAXELL) Awards for Excellence in Entrepreneurship and for his contribution to the economic and industrial development of Pune City; he has also been conferred with the prestigious Samata Award.

Ravi has deep interest in social issues and is a founder trustee of Janwani, a NGO which is focused on improvements in urban India, and he is a founder trustee of the Pune International Centre, a National level think tank working on policy issues. He is a member of the board of management of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan (a charitable public trust) and is a director of the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India). He also serves on the board of Finolex Cables Ltd.

Ravi was a member of the Core-Group on Automotive Research Program Committee (CAR) a Government of India initiative for automotive industry and was on the Technology Development Board formed by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has served as the president of the esteemed Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture and has been on the NASSCOM Executive Council twice.

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 masters from Sloan School of Management, MIT, Cambridge, USA. In 2014, the prestigious Tilak Maharashtra University decorated him with an honorary D.Litt.

Always a topper in college and universities, he is a voracious reader, an avid trekker and enjoys listening to classical music.

Kishor Patil

Kishor Patil

Co-founder,
CEO & MD

Kishor Patil

Kishor Patil

Co-founder, CEO & MD

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Kishor Patil is the Co-founder, Managing Director and CEO of KPIT - a leading IT consulting and product engineering partner to automotive & transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities corporations. Kishor co-founded KPIT in 1990. Under his leadership, the company has grown over 50 times in revenues in the last 12+ years to reach around USD 500 million (INR 3000 crores).

His vision is integral in maintaining KPIT's leadership in its key focus verticals and in making it one of the world's largest and most recognized technology, services, and business solutions provider globally. He has set a high standard of excellence in the areas of running high growth international operations, effecting successful mergers & acquisitions and executing profitable integration. His exceptional people skills and sincerity have been instrumental in building an innovative enterprise.

He 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.

In 2014 Kishor was honored with the CA Business Leader Award - Corporate award, by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The ICAI Awards felicitate chartered accountants who create value for their company's stakeholders on a sustainable basis. For his excellence in entrepreneurship, he has also been honored with the Maharashtra Corporate Excellence (MAXELL) Awards 2014. In 2013, Kishor was named among the top 16 entrepreneurs in India by Ernst and Young in its Entrepreneur of the Year award program. He was recognized among the Top 50 CEOs of 2013 by The Entrepreneur Magazine, and was also awarded the 2013 Rotary Excellence Award. He is a prolific speaker and 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.

Kishor is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.

A man of many talents, Kishor has also produced a state-of-the-art internationally acclaimed animation movie, Delhi Safari, on the theme of conservation of animal habitat. He was awarded the prestigious Golden Lotus National Award by the honorable President of India.

Anjan Lahiri

Anjan Lahiri

 

Anjan Lahiri

Anjan Lahiri

 

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Anjan Lahiri holds Masters in Business Administration, University of Florida, USA and is a Bachelor of Technology from Birla Institute of Technology India. He has rich and varied experience of around 28 years in information Technology sector. Currently, he is a Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Birlasoft (India) Limited. Prior to this, Anjan was Whole Time Director and Chief Executive Officer at Sasken Communication Technologies Limited. His previous roles with Mindtree Limited, Cambridge Technology Partners and Wipro Infotech complement his experience.

Anjan received the Michael Tokarz award given to the topmost graduating student in the MBA Program of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in Gainesville and Valedictorian speaker at the MBA graduation ceremony.

Alka Bharucha

Alka Bharucha

 

Alka Bharucha

Alka Bharucha

 

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Alka Bharucha chairs the transactions practice at Bharucha & Partners. Her core areas of expertise are mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, banking and finance. Her general corporate work includes the establishment of mutual funds and providing regulatory advice to foreign institutional investors, foreign venture capital investors, merchant bankers and other financial intermediaries.

She began her career with Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe, and joined Amarchand & Mangaldas as partner in 1992. In 2008, she co-founded Bharucha & Partners which since inception has been ranked by RSG Consulting, London among the top fifteen firms in India. For years, she has been ranked by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal, etc. amongst India's leading lawyers.

Alka has particular experience acting for financial services clients as well as those in the telecommunications, power and logistics sector and is also actively engaged in representing trans-national corporations for investments in retail, defense and manufacturing space.

She holds B. A. (Hons.) and LL.B, University of Bombay, LL.M, University of London, Solicitor, High Court Mumbai and Supreme Court of England and Wales. She is Member of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, Bombay Incorporated Law Society. She is also an Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India.

Sachin Tikekar

Sachin Tikekar

President &
Board Member

Sachin Tikekar

Sachin Tikekar

President & Board Member

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Sachin is co-founder and President of KPIT. Having been with the company since the beginning, he has provided leadership and guidance in many different areas of the company. In his current role, Sachin is the Executive Sponsor responsible for driving sustainable business growth across all of Asia, and he leads our initiatives to launch innovative products and platforms. In both roles, he is intrinsically involved in managing and growing strategic relationships with key customers and partners.

Sachin has served the company in a number of capacities. He was Executive Sponsor for Europe and served as Chief Operating Officer for KPIT in the US. He established the company's now deeply rooted US operations and sales presence, and expanded operational functions including IT and infrastructure.

Previously he served as Chief of People Operations with responsibility for aligning people policies, improving employee touch points, imbibing KPIT culture in the organization, accelerating learning opportunities for employees globally and fostering innovation in attracting, nurturing and retaining talent. He also has spearheaded the successful integration of acquired entities within KPIT.

Earlier, Sachin worked with US Sprint and Strategic Positioning Group. He has a Masters in Strategic Management and International Finance from Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the World Wildlife Federation and pursues his fascination with wildlife, nature and adventure through traveling.

Anant Talaulicar

Anant Talaulicar

 

Anant Talaulicar

Anant Talaulicar

 

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Anant Talaulicar is a member on the Board of KPIT Technologies, as an Independent Director. He was a member of the Cummins Inc. global leadership team from August 2009 to October 2017, the Chairman and Managing Director of the Cummins Group in India from March 2004 through October 2017 and the President of the Cummins Inc. Components Group from 2010 through 2014. He has also served as the Managing Director of Tata Cummins Pvt. Ltd., a 50:50 joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Tata Motors Limited. He has chaired the boards of four other Cummins legal entities in India as well.

Anant began his career with Cummins in the U.S. in 1986 as an intern and subsequently held a number of positions both in the United States and in India. Having worked in the U.S. for 16 years as a financial analyst, manufacturing engineer, project manager, product manager, strategy manager, he took upon various general management positions thereafter. He returned to India in March 2003 as Joint Managing Director of Cummins India Limited. He has served as a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and Automobile Components Manufacturers Association in the past.

Anant has a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Tulane University in 1987. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University, India.

Lila Poonawalla

Lila Poonawalla

 

Lila Poonawalla

Lila Poonawalla

 

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Ms. Poonawalla was awarded the Padmashree in 1989 - recognized for her exemplary contribution to the world of engineering and industry. She is currently a Director on the Board of IDBI Bank, IDBI Intech, Techni Graphics, Blossom Brewery and Pragati Leadership. She has been on the governing body of organizations like the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and TIFAC (Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council formed by the Government of India) and the Chairperson for Agro Food Processing.

She was a member of the Scientific Advisory board of the Central Cabinet (SAC-C) and Chairperson of the Herbal and Floriculture Taskforce of SAC-C. Actively involved in social initiatives, Lila is on the board of trustees of two Pune-based NGOs. In 1994, she started the 'Lila Poonawalla Foundation' to promote education among women. She is a member of Innovation Committee and Chairperson of Quality Council Committee. She is also a member of Audit Committee of the Company.

Prof. Alberto Vincentelli

Prof. Alberto Vincentelli

 

Prof. Alberto Vincentelli

Prof. Alberto Vincentelli

 

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Professor Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli was a co-founder of Cadence and Synopsys, the two leading companies in the area of Electronic Design Automation. Prof. Alberto is the Chief Technology Adviser of Cadence. Prof. Alberto is a member of the Board of Directors of Cadence and chairs its Technology Committee. Prof. Alberto was a member of the HP Strategic Technology Advisory Board. Prof. Alberto is currently a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Board of General Motors, as well as a member of the Technology Advisory Council of United Technologies Corporation. He is also a Professor with University of California, Berkeley, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences.

B V R Subbu

B V R Subbu

 

B V R Subbu

B V R Subbu

 

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Mr. B V R Subbu is an automotive industry expert and thought leader. Mr. B V R Subbu holds a post graduate degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a post graduate diploma from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He was president of Hyundai India earlier. He was also extensively involved with Tata Group holding various responsibilities, including responsibilities in Tata Motors' Light Commercial Vehicles and Multi Utility Vehicles business.

Adi Engineer

Adi Engineer

 

Adi Engineer

Adi Engineer

 

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Mr. Engineer is a Chartered Engineer by profession with a Degree in Civil Engineering from the Pune University. He has been associated with the Tata Group for nearly thirty years and during his tenure he served several companies within the group's umbrella, including his last tenure as the MD of Tata Power Limited.

As its MD, he transformed the company by successfully launching various new initiatives that substantially led to improved profitability. His company also secured the "Good Corporate Citizen" award during his charge.

Prior to joining the Tata Group, Mr. Engineer had a successful 20 years stint with the ICI group where he held senior positions in the management team for setting up large Chemical plant projects and later into operations and general management.

Mr. Engineer has served as the Director on the board of several companies in the field of energy infrastructure and engineering. Reckoned for his varied and differentiating experience, Mr. Engineer till recently has been the non-executive Chairman of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, Tata BP Solar Limited and Chemical Terminal Trombay Limited.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) had also appointed him as the Chairman of the Committee on Power for the year 2006. He has been a preferred and insightful spokesperson for the Power sector for many media interactions.

Having served the industry on numerous fronts, Mr. Engineer brings with him wide experiences from more than a dozen boards of major companies.

Dr. Klaus Hermann Blickle

Dr. Klaus Hermann Blickle

 

Adi Engineer

Dr. Klaus Hermann Blickle

 

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Dr. Klaus Hermann Blickle has extensive experience in Aviation, Marine and Engineering Technology, as well as Consumer Electronics with over 20 years of Automotive (OEM and Tier1) experience. He lived and has held various senior executive positions in Germany, China, the UK, the U.S.A. and Canada.

From 1985 to 1987, he was the Head of Engineering for Sell Aviation of Buderus AG and from 1988 he was a Managing Director within the Blohm & Voss Group. In 1992, he joined the Audi/Volkswagen Group. Within the Group, he held various Vice President (VP), Executive VP and CEO Positions until 2001. He then joined the Tier1s - ASC/Prechter Holding (CTO & President), Tesma/Magna (CEO and President), EDAG (CEO and President) and has also served as the CEO and President of the Worldwide Automotive divisions of Harman International.

His style of management is straight forward, down to earth and future orientated. Since 2012, he has been managing his own business (KB GmbH) and was a founding member/investor of two small companies (startups). He is a non-resident Board Member of the College of Engineering University of Michigan.

As interim CEO, Dr. Klaus managed and restructured Telefunken SE in 2013/2014. Presently, he is also a member of the advisory board of KPIT.

Dr. Klaus was raised and educated in India and the United Kingdom. He has served in the Armed Forces of the German Army for 18 months as national service, and later studied Applied Physics (M.Sc./Diploma). He received his Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1984.

Nickhil Jakatdar

Nickhil Jakatdar

 

Nickhil Jakatdar

Nickhil Jakatdar

 

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Nickhil Jakatdar is currently the CEO and Co-founder of Vuclip, a global leader in the Video-on-Demand space, funded by Temasek, Foxconn and Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW). Prior to Vuclip, Nickhil founded and ran various start-ups, such as Timbre Technologies (acquired by Tokyo Electron), CommandCAD (acquired by Cadence Design Systems) and Praesagus (acquired by Cadence Design Systems).

He is also the founding member of the Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Pune, and is an investor and advisor to Campfire Labs (acquired by Groupon), flutter.io (acquired by Google), Bash Gaming (acquired by GSN), Shoptimize, PayActiv, Viewics (acquired by Roche), Jombay, Mezi (acquired by American Express) and Blend, among others.

He has been the recipient of many awards from various organizations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from College of Engineering, Pune, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Best Paper Award in Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, and the Berkeley Distinguished Pioneer Award. He has to his credit more than 20 conference papers and more than 60 issued patents.

Nickhil completed his Bachelors of Engineering (BE) in Electrical Engineering in 1995 from the College of Engineering. Pune and his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California - Berkeley in 2000.

 

Executive Board Members

Ravi Pandit

Ravi Pandit

Co-founder, Chairman & Group CEO

ravi pandit

Ravi Pandit

Co-founder, Chairman & Group CEO

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Ravi Pandit is the Co-founder, Chairman and Group CEO of KPIT Technologies Ltd. His vision as the founder of KPIT has steered the Company toward achieving leadership position as product engineering and IT consulting solutions and services provider, to three industries namely automotive & transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities. He has been instrumental in shaping KPIT's vertical focus strategy and building a unique partnership model based on the tenets of innovation and sustainable development.

Having run a Chartered Accountancy firm for close to a decade after finishing his master's studies, Ravi decided to venture into Information Technology consulting and services, thus setting up KPIT, with his co-founder, in 1990.

Over the last 20+ years, KPIT, under Ravi's leadership, has combined its deep industry & technology expertise, presence in relevant geographies and highly scalable delivery infrastructure to enable clients expand their product development footprint, enhance operational efficiencies and optimize processes.

Widely respected for integrity, innovation and dynamism, Ravi has successfully established and grown partnerships with customers, partners and industry bodies, setting benchmarks in corporate governance, regional cooperation and co-innovation. For his commitment to conducting business in an ethical manner and for the value KPIT partnership has brought to Cummins, Ravi was honored with the J Irwin Miller Award of Excellence by Cummins. He has been awarded the prestigious Rotary Excellence Award for exemplary leadership and outstanding performance. Ravi has also been honored with the Maharashtra Corporate Excellence (MAXELL) Awards for Excellence in Entrepreneurship and for his contribution to the economic and industrial development of Pune City; he has also been conferred with the prestigious Samata Award.

Ravi has deep interest in social issues and is a founder trustee of Janwani, a NGO which is focused on improvements in urban India, and he is a founder trustee of the Pune International Centre, a National level think tank working on policy issues. He is a member of the board of management of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan (a charitable public trust) and is a director of the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India). He also serves on the board of Finolex Cables Ltd.

Ravi was a member of the Core-Group on Automotive Research Program Committee (CAR) a Government of India initiative for automotive industry and was on the Technology Development Board formed by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has served as the president of the esteemed Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture and has been on the NASSCOM Executive Council twice.

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 masters from Sloan School of Management, MIT, Cambridge, USA. In 2014, the prestigious Tilak Maharashtra University decorated him with an honorary D.Litt.

Always a topper in college and universities, he is a voracious reader, an avid trekker and enjoys listening to classical music.

Kishor Patil

Kishor Patil

Co-founder,
CEO & MD

Kishor Patil

Kishor Patil

Co-founder, CEO & MD

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Kishor Patil is the Co-founder, Managing Director and CEO of KPIT - a leading IT consulting and product engineering partner to automotive & transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities corporations. Kishor co-founded KPIT in 1990. Under his leadership, the company has grown over 50 times in revenues in the last 12+ years to reach around USD 500 million (INR 3000 crores).

His vision is integral in maintaining KPIT's leadership in its key focus verticals and in making it one of the world's largest and most recognized technology, services, and business solutions provider globally. He has set a high standard of excellence in the areas of running high growth international operations, effecting successful mergers & acquisitions and executing profitable integration. His exceptional people skills and sincerity have been instrumental in building an innovative enterprise.

He 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.

In 2014 Kishor was honored with the CA Business Leader Award - Corporate award, by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The ICAI Awards felicitate chartered accountants who create value for their company's stakeholders on a sustainable basis. For his excellence in entrepreneurship, he has also been honored with the Maharashtra Corporate Excellence (MAXELL) Awards 2014. In 2013, Kishor was named among the top 16 entrepreneurs in India by Ernst and Young in its Entrepreneur of the Year award program. He was recognized among the Top 50 CEOs of 2013 by The Entrepreneur Magazine, and was also awarded the 2013 Rotary Excellence Award. He is a prolific speaker and 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.

Kishor is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.

A man of many talents, Kishor has also produced a state-of-the-art internationally acclaimed animation movie, Delhi Safari, on the theme of conservation of animal habitat. He was awarded the prestigious Golden Lotus National Award by the honorable President of India.

Sachin Tikekar

Sachin Tikekar

President &
Board Member

Sachin Tikekar

Sachin Tikekar

President & Board Member

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Sachin is co-founder and President of KPIT. Having been with the company since the beginning, he has provided leadership and guidance in many different areas of the company. In his current role, Sachin is the Executive Sponsor responsible for driving sustainable business growth across all of Asia, and he leads our initiatives to launch innovative products and platforms. In both roles, he is intrinsically involved in managing and growing strategic relationships with key customers and partners.

Sachin has served the company in a number of capacities. He was Executive Sponsor for Europe and served as Chief Operating Officer for KPIT in the US. He established the company's now deeply rooted US operations and sales presence, and expanded operational functions including IT and infrastructure.

Previously he served as Chief of People Operations with responsibility for aligning people policies, improving employee touch points, imbibing KPIT culture in the organization, accelerating learning opportunities for employees globally and fostering innovation in attracting, nurturing and retaining talent. He also has spearheaded the successful integration of acquired entities within KPIT.

Earlier, Sachin worked with US Sprint and Strategic Positioning Group. He has a Masters in Strategic Management and International Finance from Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the World Wildlife Federation and pursues his fascination with wildlife, nature and adventure through traveling.

Pawan Sharma

Pawan Sharma

CEO
Solutions & Services

Pawan Sharma

Pawan Sharma

CEO Solutions & Services

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Pawan is the CEO of KPIT's Solutions & Services business. The Solutions & Services business is the flagship business of KPIT that renders all Consulting, IT and Engineering services across KPIT. This business is focused around the chosen Industrial Business Unit (IBU's) and Strategic Business Units (SBU's). As such Pawan is responsible for the Strategy, Execution and P&L for these IBU's (Automotive & Transportation, Manufacturing and Energy & Utilities) and SBU's (SAP, Oracle, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Solutions, Product Engineering Services, ePLM and Infrastructure Management Services). In addition to the above, Pawan is also the Head of Americas responsible for the business in North America, Canada and LATAM.

Pawan has been with KPIT for over a decade and has been instrumental in KPITs growth and has successfully led several business units over this period.

Pawan's entrepreneurial attitude and experience spans across building and managing new business. He has in the past helped companies set up & grow Consulting, ITO and BPO operations across the globe. Prior to joining KPIT, he served at HP, IBM and HCL in senior management roles and leading country and global P&L in consulting, operations & software. Well respected for his skills in building partnerships and sharp business acumen he has been known in the industry to have been instrumental in several mergers, acquisitions, successful integration and growth of these companies.

An engineer by profession, Pawan has participated in the ISB-Kellogg Global Advanced Management Program. Pawan is an active philanthropist. He is an active TiE Charter Member pursuing his passion to coach budding leaders and entrepreneurs in the industry. He is an active member of the Strategic Advisory Board for the North Carolina State Department of Computer Science (USA). In the past, he was an active member on the Standards Board of JD Powers & Software Support Professional Association - USA, PMI USA Board of Special Initiative Group on Strategic Outsourcing, and as the founder, CEO & President of PMI North India Chapter.

Pawan is an avid reader, is into psychology, philanthropy, loves art and music.

Pankaj Sathe

Pankaj Sathe

CMO

Pankaj Sathe

Pankaj Sathe

CMO

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Pankaj Sathe leads the marketing function at KPIT. In this role, he is responsible for the branding and positioning of the organization as a key technology expert within KPIT's focused industry verticals. Pankaj leads the marketing team in KPIT globally to achieve functional excellence, guide brand presence in events, media & communication and maximize analyst interaction. Pankaj has formal background in marketing and has majored in this discipline during his management studies, with specialisation in market research. Pankaj began his career in marketing in 1991 with the Godrej Group, India as Product Manager for new business areas and was responsible for their successful diversification into medical diagnostics

Pankaj also leads the Europe geography for KPIT. In this role he is responsible for executive connect with key customers, sales, onsite operations and people functions. Pankaj has over 25 years of in-depth experience in establishing sales, marketing and operations in new geographies, integrating acquired companies, partnering with customers and developing value generating propositions for them. He has participated in the growth of the company globally and been instrumental in KPIT's growth in Europe, where he successfully established local presence and expanded business organically as well as inorganically.

Prior to joining KPIT, he has worked with companies like HCL, Ranbaxy and Godrej in areas of commercial, sales, marketing, product management and business management. In KPIT, the first role that Pankaj focussed on was to establish marketing of software services. He initiated the process of marketing planning in the organisation, including corporate level messaging into key customer accounts, branding and industry events. Pankaj moved onto play other roles in KPIT over time but has remained the management sponsor of the marketing function.

Pankaj is an Electronics & Telecommunication engineer from the Delhi College of Engineering, India and holds a Masters in Business Administration from IIM, Lucknow, India. He has been a member of the IEEE and supports the IIM Alumni Association, Europe. A complete people person, Pankaj has keen interest in understanding individuals and has mastered the art of personalizing experiences. When not at work, Pankaj enjoys studying war history, analysing industry shifts and traveling.

Anup Sable

Anup Sable

CTO

anup-sable

Anup Sable

CTO

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Anup is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at KPIT. In this role, his keen sense for blending technology trends and customer challenges helps KPIT to formulate a range of solutions and products, which bring value to the global automotive ecosystem. An Executive Board Member at KPIT, Anup has been associated with KPIT since 1994. Over the years, Anup has been instrumental in KPIT's growth and recognition as a global product engineering partner to the Automotive industry.

Anup has been on the Board of Directors of GENIVI® Alliance, contributing towards driving open innovation and collaboration in the Automotive industry. He was also a part of NASSCOM® Engineering Council where he supported the council's vision of making more and more companies in India achieve the "Engineered in India" dream. He has, additionally, carried out Board responsibilities for KPIT GmbH Germany and Impact Automotive Ltd.

Anup has lead the global team that made novel and innovative products for the Automotive industry, which include Electrification of vehicles, Intelligent Transport Systems, Infotainment Products and Platforms, AUTOSAR and Diagnostics tools.

Anup began his career at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) as a research assistant in Powertrain domain. A co-inventor of four patents in the areas of hybrid technology and automotive safety, Anup continues to remain involved in his passion for technologies in addition to driving KPIT's global business.

Vinit Teredesai

Vinit Teredesai

CFO

Anil Patwardhan

Vinit Teredesai

CFO

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Vinit is the Chief Financial Officer at KPIT, responsible for Financial Performance, Reporting, and Governance. As a Member of the Executive Board, Vinit collaborates with the business leaders at KPIT to drive business strategy & planning, mergers & acquisitions, legal & secretarial aspects and large strategic deals. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA), Cost and Works Accountant (CWA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – USA.

Vinit is a seasoned finance professional with extensive experience in the Technology and Manufacturing domains. He previously served as a Sr. Vice President and Global Head of Finance for HSBC Technology Centers in India and abroad, and as CFO for SunGard. He brings experience in Business, HR, IT and Administration in the areas of Compensation and Benefits (C&B), Capacity Planning, Procurement, Risk Management, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), and Corporate Restructuring.

Aside from his certifications, Vinit has completed a General Management Program from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Business focusing on Strategy, Innovation and Technology. He is a past recipient of the Finance Leadership Award from the Institute of Public Enterprises.

He enjoys playing squash, adores reading, traveling, and drives his professional career with excellent support from his better half – Rashmi. He is based out of Pune with his wife and two daughters.

Abhishek Sinha

Abhishek Sinha

CPOO

Abhishek Sinha

Abhishek Sinha

CPOO

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Abhishek Sinha ("Abhi") serves as the Chief People and Operations Officer (CPOO) for KPIT. In this role, he is responsible for architecting an organization structure that fosters distributed leadership with a view to manage operations at an ever-larger scale. He is also responsible for designing, rolling out and governing processes and frameworks for delivery and operations excellence and practice development processes across the organization. Abhi has over two decades of experience in business leadership roles in Engineering and IT services.

His key strengths are making businesses competitive through strategy formulation and execution, operational excellence and talent leadership. Prior to the CPOO role, Abhi headed the Product Engineering Services (PES) business at KPIT. His responsibilities included strategy & business planning for the KPIT's Engineering Services that has a deep-seated innovation culture.

Prior to joining KPIT, Abhi was with Infosys for nearly two decades where his responsibilities spanned from managing a P&L unit to heading delivery and operations function in the space of consulting & Business Process Management, Mobility and Engineering services. Earlier, he has worked in US, UK and Australia in Consulting, Program management and Account management roles. He is known for expertise in incubating new practices and in executing profitable businesses at a large scale.

Abhi is an alumni of IT-BHU in Mechanical Engineering. He resides in Bangalore, India, along with his wife and two children. His hobbies include teaching science to kids, playing tennis, watching cricket and reading books. In the recent years, inspired by his wife and close colleagues at KPIT, he has picked up running and has completed a few half-marathons.

Chinmay Pandit

Chinmay Pandit

President
Impact Automotive Solutions Ltd.

Chinmay Pandit

Chinmay Pandit

President
Impact Automotive Solutions Ltd.

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Chinmay is President and Board Member of Impact Automotive Solutions Ltd. - A wholly owned subsidiary of KPIT Technologies. He is also responsible for the Alternate Powertrain products line and REVOLO business. REVOLO is KPIT's Smart and Green Technology that brings transformational Innovation to markets in India and abroad. These form a key part of KPIT's product portfolio and product strategy.

In his current role, Chinmay leads partnerships, strategic alliances, crucial government relationships, and related ecosystem to ensure KPIT's innovative solutions become the preferred mainstream technology for Clean, Green, Smart, and Sustainable transportation.

Prior to this, Chinmay led the Account Management and Strategic Relations team focused on Cummins Inc., based out of the US. He was responsible for launching joint initiatives with Cummins, Inc. in the area of Enterprise Technologies.

He has over 14 years of global experience comprising of Consulting, Business Development, Strategic Relations, and Marketing that spans across Product Engineering and Enterprise Technologies. He has also worked at KPMG and Infosys in various capacities. By profession, he is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and holds a Masters of Business Administration from J. L. Kellogg School of Business at the Northwestern University, Illinois, USA.

Chinmay is currently based in Pune with his wife and two kids. He is an avid trekker and thoroughly enjoys hiking in the rocky terrains of Western India and the Himalayas, and has also conquered peaks in the US and Africa. His passion for cars and related auto technologies keeps him on the constant endeavor towards making driving experiences more comfortable, convenient, and safe.

 

Unit Management

Rajeeb Nath

Rajeeb Nath

Global Head Automotive & Transportation IBU

Rajeeb Nath

Rajeeb Nath

Global Head Automotive & Transportation IBU

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Rajeeb Nath is the Global Head of the Automotive and Transportation Industry Business Unit at KPIT. Along with P&L management, he has responsibility for strategy, sales and delivery of KPIT's products and services to automotive clients around the globe. With over 25 years of global automotive industry leadership experience, he brings a strong ability to leverage technology in a rapidly changing environment, Rajeeb has an aptitude to blend his global business experience with his extensive automotive systems and product knowledge to create sustainable value through innovative technical and business solutions.

Prior to joining KPIT, Rajeeb was Global Vice President, ADAS, Magna Electronics, managing the P&L and leading the group to an industry leading position by bringing to market state of the art autonomous vehicle solutions. Prior to Magna, Rajeeb held various leadership positions in engineering, strategic planning and manufacturing operations at Visteon Corporation and Ford Motor Company. In addition to ADAS, Rajeeb has extensive experience in Powertrain and Body Electronics, and Driver Information.

Rajeeb graduated from Stanford University with a M.S. in Engineering Management and from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He resides in Northville, Michigan with his wife and two sons. In his leisure time, he works on improving his culinary skills and traveling with his family.

Deepak Purohit

Deepak Purohit

Global Head
SAP SBU & Strategic Client Engagements

Deepak Purohit

Deepak Purohit

Global Head SAP SBU & Strategic Client Engagements

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Deepak Purohit is Global Head for KPIT Industry Business Units including Energy, Manufacturing and Life Sciences. In this role he is responsible for customer relationships, sales and operations for these verticals across the globe. Deepak is known for blending his strong business expertise with his global consulting experience in guiding global clients in large complex business transformation programs and application management services. He brings keen insight into how to create significant business value by leveraging technology in an innovative manner.

Just prior to joining KPIT Technologies, Deepak was leading the Enterprise Solutions business in the Americas for Infosys and led the business to explosive growth for across verticals, with the major focus being SAP and Oracle and best of breed Digital Transformation solutions. Deepak's experience also includes Fortuna Technologies, i2 Technologies, PWC and Tata Steel.

Deepak Purohit holds a Bachelors Degree in Production Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, India and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from Xavier's School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur.

Baljeet Chhazal

Baljeet Chhazal

Global Head
IES SBU

Baljeet Chhazal

Baljeet Chhazal

Global Head - IES SBU

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Baljeet heads the global IES Strategic Business Unit at KPIT. With 2000+ professionals, KPIT is known for its IT and engineering expertise in Manufacturing, Automotive, and Energy & Utilities verticals, and for co-innovation with customers and partners. He is responsible for growth and expansion of KPIT's IES business, with focus on large client relationships and building world class delivery competencies across all geographies.

Baljeet has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development, process and IT consulting, ERP/Supply Chain software implementation, and large scale program management in enterprise customers.

In his prior role as head of Oracle applications sales for manufacturing vertical for Americas region at Infosys, Baljeet was responsible for business on Oracle applications and advanced technologies. He was instrumental in incubating their supply chain practice, holding leadership roles on different supply chain planning and execution programs across hi-tech, retail, distribution, and manufacturing clients. He led sales in Americas for Enterprise Solution group for the supply chain practice and won large business transformation programs in retail, life sciences and manufacturing sectors.

Baljeet holds a degree in business management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a degree in Mathematics honors from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He resides in San Ramon, CA with his wife and two sons. He is a hiker, biker, skier and an avid fan of all racket sports.

Probodh Chiplunkar

Probodh Chiplunkar

Global Head
Digital Transformation SBU

Probodh Chiplunkar

Probodh Chiplunkar

Global Head - Digital Transformation SBU

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Probodh leads the Digital Transformation Business Unit at KPIT. Responsible for driving customer success through digital transformation, Probodh leads the company into building propositions that help customers either create differentiated customer experience; increase operations efficiencies and/or create new business models.

Through transformative initiatives his SBU helps organizations drive value through utilizing new edge technologies including iCAMS (Internet of Things, Cloud, Analytics, Mobility and Social Intelligence) to create value for businesses. Key areas of focus include thought leadership in digital business transformation, development of business, strategizing solutions with our customers and driving customer success on execution of the entire suite of offerings. With global responsibility across industry verticals and delivery for the practices, he is responsible for the digital thought leadership across KPIT.

Probodh has held many leadership positions at KPIT over the past decade after joining the company as part of a strategic acquisition of his company SolvCentral.com which focused on BI accelerators on multiple enterprise BI platforms. Probodh served as worldwide director of BI and extranet services at BusinessObjects and holds extensive experience in data management, big data and cloud technologies. Leading from the front, Probodh helps drive customer success for all verticals and customer engagements across the Large Enterprises at KPIT, focused on driving innovation and creating value beyond people alone.

Beyond work, his passion lies in music, tennis, teaching and spending time with his wife and three children.

 
Rajesh Janwadkar

Rajesh Janwadkar

Global Head Product Engineering Services SBU

Rajesh Janwadkar

Rajesh Janwadkar

Global Head - Product Engineering Services SBU

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Rajesh Janwadkar leads the Product Engineering Services Strategic Business Unit at KPIT. He is responsible for Business Growth, Practice Leadership, and Global Delivery of Product Engineering Services across focused vertical industries.

Rajesh has served as a core member of the Product Engineering team at KPIT and has contributed to both development and execution of the strategy. This includes a unique approach to building Practices where Rajesh was instrumental in aggressive growth of the Automotive Product Engineering business. With over 17 years experience at KPIT, Rajesh has played various leadership roles including Head of Marketing & Strategy for Automotive, Business Leader for Powertrain Practice and Head of Delivery & Practices for Automotive.

Prior to joining KPIT Rajesh was leading the Product Business and Sales at other IT organizations. He is an alumni of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.

Rajeev Kulkarni

Rajeev Kulkarni

Global Head
ePLM SBU

Rajeev Kulkarni

Rajeev Kulkarni

Global Head ePLM SBU

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Rajeev heads the global ePLM Strategic Business unit responsible for the overall P&L of the business. In this role he is responsible for delivering strategic consulting using tools and technologies to deliver an end-to-end Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution from inception through engineering design, manufacture, to end of life. He oversees the go to market strategy for ePLM offerings across focused industry verticals, sales & delivery, supported by strong teams spread across US, Germany & India.

Rajeev joined KPIT in 2003 as the first Account Manager for Cummins engineering engagement.Over the years at KPIT he has played multiple market facing roles contributing to the growth & recognition of KPIT as a global product engineering partner to the automotive industry. In his last role, he was leading sales for US & Europe geographies for automotive engineering while also working to establish the Products & Platform footprint in the US market. Being in the global market for the last 15 years, he brings rich experience & understanding of the industry-technology landscape, coupled with deep knowledge of the ever changing needs of our customers.

Prior to joining KPIT, Rajeev had two entrepreneurial stints in medical devices & industrial automation, building products from concept to commercialization, including new market development, supply chain & distribution network in India & South East Asia.

Rajeev earned an electronics engineering degree from Pune university and a masters from IIT Chennai specializing in biomedical engineering. He has been based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan for the past 10 years along with his wife and 2 daughters. He is a strong follower of Ayurveda, a fitness enthusiast and enjoys travelling.

Melissa Womack

Melissa Womack

Global Head Marketing

Melissa Womack

Melissa Womack

Global Head Marketing

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As Global Head - Marketing, Melissa is responsible for articulating, disseminating and reinforcing the KPIT brand and communicating the value proposition. In this role she oversees business unit marketing and core central functions including design, content, campaigns, social media. She develops global and regional marketing programs for customers, partners, analysts and media that span from market analysis and planning through delivery, management and measurement.

Melissa brings 20 years of experience in marketing and channel partnerships for multinational public companies. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development for Software Spectrum, Inc. and Insight Enterprises. She also served as Director - Sales & Marketing for Travelocity, the popular online travel website, and held numerous marketing and sales positions with Sabre, Inc.

Melissa holds an MBA in Global Business from University of Texas at Dallas and was awarded 100 Most Influential Marketing Technology Leaders in Asia in 2015. She is an enthusiastic animal lover, an avid reader and enjoys mentoring emerging leaders.

Pushpahas Joshi

Pushpahas Joshi

Head
Connected Products & Platforms

Pushpahas Joshi

Pushpahas Joshi

Head, Connected Products & Platforms

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Pushpahas is the business leader for the connected products and platforms group at KPIT, including Vehicle Diagnostics and Telematics for Passenger and Commercial Vehicles. In this role he has P&L responsibility for the group, and also serves as Head of MaximusPro, the digital connected service for 2-wheeler riders. MaximusPro is the leader in a new direct-to-consumer category created for bike-first markets like India, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. Under his business leadership, the vehicle infotainment group created two industry leading products that are in production programs for several million vehicles.

Having worked with KPIT for over a decade, Pushpahas has held in senior management roles at both a corporate level and for the automotive business unit. His corporate roles encompassed leading strategy, marketing, sales, and business development. He has opened new markets, seeded new businesses, turned around existing businesses and played lead roles in acquisitions as well as spin-offs.

During his 20 year technology career, Pushpahas led partnerships with large corporations from North America, Asia and Europe in helping them create new, technology-driven products and services for their end customers. He is a member of KPITs innovation council and is on the board of KPITs China and German subsidiaries.

Pushpahas and his team share a mission to get many million vehicles onto KPITs connected platform. He believes that curious tinkerers, alternative thinkers and sharp minds build great products; so he endeavors to constantly connect with new people from organizations across the globe exchanging ideas to co-realize this mission.

Passionate about reading (strictly!) non-fiction, Pushpahas calls himself a lifelong student of strategy. Two topics - UX and Macroeconomics continue to intrigue him and no amount of reading and reflection has helped him demystify both!

Pushpahas is a graduate engineer from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. He lives in Pune, India with his family.

 
Mandar Marulkar

Mandar Marulkar

Chief Digital Officer

Mandar Marulkar

Mandar Marulkar

Chief Digital Officer

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Mandar is the Chief Digital Officer at KPIT. He is responsible for enabling organization-wide Digital Transformation and drives technical, competitive, regulatory, and cultural changes aimed at making the organization, 'Digital'. He is entrusted with the responsibility of empowering market facing teams to create and sell Digital Offerings. Focused on aligning Digital solutions to business needs, his current focus is on building the "Think Digital" culture that maximizes competitive edge and organizational capabilities by inculcating Digital Skills, Labs, CoEs and strengthening partner ecosystems. He also, oversees the Enterprise wide Application portfolio in KPIT that extends from SAP S/4 HANA to Intelligent ERP, CRM and productive tools.

Mandar has over 20 years of experience in diverse industries, having successfully played various roles in his thirteen year tenure in KPIT. As an industry acknowledged thought leader, his expertise in technology strategy and business operations was brought to the fore during his role as the CIO of KPIT. In this role, he was named one of the top CIOs in India, known for his industrious use of leading edge technologies and development methods.

Mandar's expertise also extends to areas like leading budget and resource optimization, post M&A integration, risk mitigation and compliance measures. He is Experienced in strengthening business relationships, handling distributed teams, developing partnerships and global IT procurements.

Mandar is an Electronics engineer from the University of Pune and holds a Global CIO certification from Indian School of Business (ISB). He resides in Pune, India with his wife and daughter. An avid reader and fitness enthusiast, Mandar spends his spare time in writing blogs on affirmative thinking and digital technology.

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