Mr. Atul Kirloskar Executive Chairman, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd.
Mr. Atul C. Kirloskar began his career with the erstwhile Kirloskar Cummins Limited in the year 1978, where he started out as a trainee. In December 1981, he was appointed as the Chief Executive of Cummins Diesel Sales and Services.
On 1st November 1984, he was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (now known as Kirloskar Industries Limited (KIL)). He was co-opted on the Board of KIL on 6th August 1985, wherein he took over as the Managing Director. In 1988, he was appointed Vice Chairman of KIL and held the position till 25th July 1998, when he was elected Chairman of the Board of KIL. He was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (then known as Kirloskar Engines India Limited) on 31st March 2010. He was re-designated as the Executive Chairman on 25th January 2012.
Mr. Rahul Kirloskar Executive Chairman, Kirloskar Pneumatic Co. Ltd.
Rahul C. Kirloskar is a top-notch technocrat associated with Kirloskar Group of Companies for more than twenty five years at senior levels in different capacities. Mr. Rahul C Kirloskar has been a prime driving force behind the company’s great success over the period of time. After gaining expertise by participating in an intensive course for top management professionals on Total Quality Management (TQM) in Japan, he played a pivotal role in reinforcing KPCL's focus on reducing overheads in the organisation. His efforts resulted in a healthy bottom line for the company even during trying times.
Amarshekhar Bhonagiri is a double graduate in economics and law and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. He has practised law in various courts in India and has represented trade unions, corporates and individuals through his active legal career spanning 20 years. He was also involved in teaching legal studies and subjects related to Human Resources during this period.
He moved away from legal practice and has exclusively been involved in academics for the past 10 years. He teaches Employment Laws, Intellectual Property Laws, Contract Management, Industrial Relations and Principles of Management at various institutes such as SIBM, SIMS, IMDR, AMITY, KIAMS, etc.
He has also conducted Management Development Programmes on the same topics at Wipro, Godrej, Tata Autocom, BMC software, Amdocs, L&T, Thermax, KPMG, Firstsource, and Schindler, among others.
Narpati Luthra, a mechanical engineer has graduated from IIT Delhi in 1970 and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad in 1972. He started his career in finance in a textile mill (Rustom Mills) in Ahmedabad. Over the next few years, he got interested in the newly developing field of Information Technology. In 1979, he joined the IT department of National Dairy Development Board, Anand as the in-charge of systems development.
Later, in 1982, he joined Kirloskar Cummins as a specialist in large-scale database design. In 1984, Luthra took over as the Head of Computer Services at Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd(KOEL), Pune. He was responsible for implementing one of the earliest online manufacturing systems in India.
Due to his interest in people processes and HR, he got involved in training and development activities at KOEL. Later, in 1991 he became the Head of HR and Personnel and IR of KOEL. He has introduced many innovative HR practices. One of his major work was in creating a process to systematically reshape the cultural identity of an organisation.
Then he moved to Kirloskar Group as Head of HR and Managing Director of Kirloskar Consultants Ltd. Later, he also worked as President of Kirloskar Proprietary (Company responsible managing Kirloskar Brand).
He was even involved in setting up of Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) at Harihar, and Pune.
During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Aspari Raghunath was serving with a bomber squadron. He volunteered for every sortie and mission. Because of his keenness and ability, he was assigned a special task, which was completed successfully despite enemy Ack Ack and air defence.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Aspari Raghunath displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
Furthermore, before joining Kirloskar he served in I.A.F from 1964 to 1986 in the flying branch involved in the operational, instructional, Air Crew Examiner, test flying and administrative duties. Currently he is an esteemed governing council member of KIAMS and the Trustee of Mysore Kirloskar Education Trust-Running Schools in rural area.
Mrs. Alpana Kirloskar acquired a degree in B. Arch (Bachelors in Architecture) from School Of Planning And Architecture, Delhi. She is also currently serving as a Governing Council member of Ansal Institute of Technology and Management, and Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies.
Her passion to travel has widened her horizon and given depth to her projects. She found her niche in designing contemporary homes juxtaposed with intricate detailing, optimum usage of spaces, restrained colour palettes, adding the ‘shock’ factor with art, ‘conversation’ pieces, mirrors, accessories, etc. Her design ethos reflects an eclectic mélange of ancient tradition (mother of pearl in-lays, ‘thikri’ work, marble jails) with a modern vocabulary in a manner that no one can tell where one ended and the other began.
A cruise on the Amazon River brought her in touch with Markus Benz who owns Walter Knoll, a 150 years old premium furniture company in Germany. They realized their synergy and a visit to the Walter Knoll headquarters near Stuttgart, sealed their mutual interest. She is now the brand ambassador for Walter Knoll in India.
Senior Professor - Strategic Management, KIAMS-Harihar.
Dr. V. S. Pai Senior Professor - Strategic Management, KIAMS-Harihar.
Dr. Pai has over 28 years of work experience. He has conducted research in the field of Strategic Management (guided 3 PhD scholars successfully, completed an ICSSR, New Delhi funded research project and published several research papers). His publications, which number over 80, have appeared in refereed journals both in India and abroad, business magazines and national business newspapers. His business cases have been uploaded to The Case Centre (ECCH), Cranfield University, UK and have won prizes in international case competitions held in Canada.
His experience in Management teaching is in the areas of Business Strategy, Corporate Strategy, International Business, Organization Structure and Design &Management Control Systems. He has taught at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programmes.
Dr. Pai has also been actively involved in designing, developing and delivering executive education programmes for many organizations. He has also undertaken consulting assignments. Dr. Pai has also held academic administrative positions and has managed events.
Head - Administration, Harihar and Professor - General Management
Mr. Mahesh Revankar Head - Administration, Harihar and Professor - General Management
Prof. Revankar has graduated from Karnataka University and has done post-graduation from British Colombia University, Canada which has its representation at Pune, MBA in E-Business and MBA in Healthcare Management. He has a certification from NABH as Lead Auditor. Also, he has 17 years of admin experience and seven years of hospital/healthcare admin experience.