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.