12 December 2019

Key Contributors

RAHUL BAJAJ, CHAIRMAN, BAJAJ AUTO

The Bajaj Group is amongst the top 10 business houses in India. Its footprint stretches over a wide range of industries, spanning automobiles (two-wheelers and three-wheelers), home appliances, lighting, iron and steel, insurance, travel and finance. The group's flagship company, Bajaj Auto, is ranked as the world's fourth largest two- and three- wheeler manufacturer and the Bajaj brand is well-known across several countries in Latin America, Africa, Middle East, South and South East Asia. Founded in 1926, at the height of India's movement for independence from the British, the group has an illustrious history. The present Chairman of the group, Rahul Bajaj, took charge of the business in 1965. Under his leadership, the turnover of the Bajaj Auto the flagship company has gone up from `72 million to `120 billion, its product portfolio has expanded and the brand has found a global market. He is one of India’s most distinguished business leaders and internationally respected for his business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.

 

 

 

BABA KALYANI, CHAIRMAN & MD, BHARAT FORGE

Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) is the flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group and a global provider of high performance, innovative, safety & critical components and solutions to various industrial sectors including Automotive, Railways, Power, Construction & Mining, Aerospace, Marine and Oil & Gas. It is the world's largest forging company with manufacturing facilities spread across India, Germany, Sweden and France. BFL today has largest repository of metallurgical knowledge in the region and offers full service supply capability to its geographically dispersed marquee customers from concept to product design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and validation. At the cusp of a breakout growth & transformation into an engineering conglomerate through its aggressive foray in capital goods and infrastructure sectors, BFL is committed to proactively expedite India’s transformation into a global economic powerhouse. Babasaheb Kalyani the current as CMD of Bharat Forge joined Bharat Forge in 1972, when it was still quite a small enterprise. He took over as the Chairman of the Kalyani Group in 1997 and under his direction, the company has scaled up to its current premier position as the world’s largest forgings manufacturer in the world.

 

 

 

ANU AGA, EX-CHAIRMAN, THERMAX

Thermax Limited, a leading energy and environment solutions provider is one of the few companies in the world that offers integrated innovative solutions in the areas of heating, cooling, power, water and waste management, air pollution control and chemicals. Headquartered in Pune, the Group today is an INR 5516 crore company, providing a range of engineering solutions to the energy and environment sectors. It operates globally through 19 International offices, 12 Sales & Service offices and 11 manufacturing facilities - 7 of which are in India and 4 overseas. The group consists of 4 domestic wholly owned subsidiaries, 17 overseas wholly owned subsidiaries and 2 joint ventures. Anu Aga was the chairperson of the company 1996–2004, till she handed over the reins to her daughter, Meher Pudumjee, and figured amongst the eight richest Indian women. Aga started her career in Thermax in 1985 and later headed its human resources division from 1991 to 1996. Anu has since remained on the company's board of director and is involved with social work.

 

 

 

SANJAY KIRLOSKAR, CHAIRMAN AND MD, KIRLOSKAR GROUP

Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) is a world class pump manufacturing company with expertise in engineering and manufacture of systems for fluid management. Established in 1888 and incorporated in 1920, KBL is the flagship company of the $2.1 billion Kirloskar Group. KBL, a market leader, provides complete fluid management solutions for large infrastructure projects in the areas of water supply, power plants, irrigation, oil & gas and marine & defence. The company engineers and manufactures industrial, agriculture and domestic pumps, valves and hydro turbines. KBL has eight manufacturing facilities in India and global manufacturing and packaging facilities in Egypt, South Africa, Thailand, Netherlands, UAE, UK and United States of America. KBL has 12,700 channel partners in India and 80 overseas, supported by a best-in-class network of Authorised Centres and Authorised Refurbishment Centres across the country. The group is headed by Sanjay Kirloskar who is CMD. Under his leadership Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has become one of the leading pump companies in the world.

 

 

 

RATAN TATA, CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, TATA GROUP

Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent operating companies. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents. Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. There are 29 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of about $116.41 billion (as on March 31, 2016). Tata companies with significant scale include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels. In January 2008, Tata Motors under the leadership of Ratan Tata, now Chairman Emeritus, made automotive history with the launch of the Tata Nano, the worlds cheapest car. Tata was the chairman of Tata Group from 1991 till 2012, and continues to head its charitable trusts.




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