Kishor Patil is the Co-founder, Managing Director and CEO of KPIT – a leading technology and product engineering partner to automotive & mobility industry. 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.