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.
Qualification: MBA (Marketing), M.Sc (Maths), B.Sc (Maths), Ph.D. (Marketing)
Dr. Bidyanand Jha Associate Professor - Marketing - KIAMS Pune
Dr. Bidyanand Jha is a blend of industrial and academic expertise in Marketing and Sales. He has worked with several organizations of repute. He enjoys training 'Marketing Minds' and is passionate about teaching, research and consultancy. He is a rank holder in his MBA, scored 2nd position in the University exam and was fortunate to receive his convocation degree and reward by the then president, Dr. Abdul Kalam. After a considerable time in the industry, he decided to move in teaching, research and consultancy. The cumulative experience is nearly a decade now.
He has been teaching various marketing subjects such as Sales and Distribution, Consumer Behaviour, Retail Management, Marketing Management, Services Marketing and Strategic Marketing Management.
His research area spreads across Marketing Subjects such as Consumer Behaviour, Strategic Marketing Modelling, Online Retailing, and Sales. He has various international publication amounting to 15 in journals of repute with high impact factor.
He has been presenting his papers in various international conferences of repute organized outside India. He has been an award winner for the best paper in the conference organized by University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2012.
He has been involved in various kind consultancy and training program with organizations of repute in the field of Marketing, and some others in the digital & social media ecosystem.
He has done various programs for all level of managers in various organizations ranging from SME to large-scale entity. Some of his premier programs are 'Increasing Marketing effectiveness', 'Strategic Product Management', 'Social Media Analytics', 'Salesforce effectiveness', 'E-Commerce marketing Strategy' and 'EFQM Excellence framework'.
He has been a certified assessor of EFQM Excellence model by CII and EXIM Bank and has been involved in various assessment processes of the company. He has been an active member for Competency Mapping Assessment centre for Kirloskar Group employees. The purpose of this assessment centre is to identify the Fast Trackers.
He is a life member of various professional bodies such as “Higher Education Forum”, “American Marketing Association” and “National RTI Forum”
Since 2011, he is associated with KIAMS. During this tenure, he has contributed valuable inputs in the development of PGDM Marketing stream, subjects and research. He is currently leading a new project as a new course introduction of KIAMS in the field of Customer Insight and Analytics.
Former Managing Director & CEO, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd.
Mr. R.R. Deshpande Former Managing Director and CEO, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd.
He is a graduate in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Pune (COEP). Mr. Deshpande had joined KOEL as a Management Trainee in the Production department and has climbed to the top level in the last forty-three years. He has worked in different departments including Projects, Material, Strategic Business Unit Head for small engines for three years and then for medium engines business unit for four years. During his tenure in the medium engines business unit, KOEL became the flagship company of Kirloskar Group of Companies.
He has been associated as Chairman of manufacturing and SME panel for CII Pune. He has spearheaded a green field project for the expansion of medium horsepower range engine plant at Kagal, Maharashtra. He is a Governing Council(GC) member for ARAI for last 8 years and a GC member of Kolhapur Institute of Technology since 2007. He is a recipient of National Industrial Excellence Award - 2012 and 2013 - Best Official Human Resource Organization.
Mr. Deshpande has also been great at sports. He was awarded "First outgoing sportsman of COEP, Pune" in 1977. He has played the role of local team manager for three international cricket ODI and T20 matches. He is an active member of stadium committee for Maharashtra Cricket Association(MCA) since 2008. He is also a member of the managing committee at MCA.
Dr. Biplab Kumar Biswal Director, KIAMS – Harihar.
Dr. Biplab Kumar Biswal has been a dynamic manager with widespread experience of about 22 years in Corporate and Academics spearheading research projects, business operations. He has handled numerous senior level positions and attained proficiency in directing complex projects from concept to fully operational status. He has successfully launched the PLANETWORKZ program of NIIT across major towns of Orissa. He also has handled the Training & Placement for ICFAI for 5 years; academics and placement for 2 years at Krupajal, academics and placement for 4 years at BIITM, trained Faculty for ITES training program at NIIT, designed session plan for Soft Skills, implemented new projects like Odisha Land rights to Slum Dwellers Act 2017 with HUDA, Govt. of Odisha. He has been actively involved in network expansion, recruitment, content development and program designing of Soft Skills Curriculum at ICFAI. He has been instrumental in formulating, writing, and implementing new employee orientation manuals. He has facilitated and developed over 200 employees into goal-oriented and cohesive groups. BIITM has achieved 95% of on-roll placement and full capacity admission for all the 4 years of his tenure. He has been instrumental in empaneling the college with more than 50 corporate houses and full capacity admission, which is unique for any college in Odisha. He was able to drive PCNL East, which was a loss making unit to break even in a year and profit within 18 months.
Dr. Biswal is a Ph.D. in Marketing Management from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar after completing MCom (Accounts) from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 1997, PGDIRPM from Samabalpur University, Sambalpur in 2003, LLB from Sambalpur University, Sambalpur in 2000, GNIIT from NIIT, New Delhi in 2001, BCom (Hons) from, G.M.College, Sambalpur in 1995.
He is a member of Red Cross and Life Member of Indian Economic Association.
Dr. Tarun has more than 30 years of rich industry leadership and academic experience. In the past, he has been part of the team at HDFC, ICICI and State Bank of India. He has worked in the areas of Financial Inclusion, Literacy, Microfinance, Corporate Strategy, Operations, Product & Innovations, Human Resources, and Digital Payments Technology.
As an academician, he has been with leading business schools in India as HOD cum Chairman Placements. His areas of expertise include Commercial Banking, Corporate Credit Appraisal & Finance, Banking Operations, Microfinance & Inclusion, Financial Markets & Services, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, B2B Marketing and Human Resources Management.
Prof. Tarun has been consulting Mckinsey , E&Y, KPMG, Delloite, BNY Mellon, Oracle, and other Corporations, both, nationally and internationally in the areas of Financial Inclusion, Microfinance and Payments.
He has to his credit: Ph.D in Management, MBA in Finance, he is a Fellow of the Cost and Management Accountants of India, a Certified Digital Money practitioner from the USA, Post Graduate in Human Resources & Industrial Relations and a Post Graduate in Financial Management with specialization in Project Management & Delivery.
He has been the recipient of “Stallion” award in his previous stints and is fondly known as the ‘India Inclusive Business Leader’ he has won an award from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and The World Bank Group for his contributions to the space of Digital Inclusion and bringing about a change in the lives of millions of people in the country.
His Vision is to create Academic Excellence, Build Collaborative Community, and Inculcate Leadership with Social Responsibility, Global Perspective and Experiential Learning.
Ravindranath Venkatesh Gumaste holds a Bachelors degree in
Metallurgical Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal. Soon after graduating, he joined Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited
in July 1981. Ever since his joining, he has been instrumental in effecting
change, implementing systems and quality development in several
departments such as Heat Treatment, Metallurgical, Quality Control, etc.
In 1993, he joined Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited and later rose to
become the SBU Chief for the pig iron business in 1998. He was
appointed as Executive Director of the Company in 2002 and Managing
Director of the Company in 2003
Mr. K Srinivasan is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from REC, Surathkal, Karnataka. He was the Vice President of Wendt India Limited
after which he was associated with Carborundum Universal Limited since
1999. He became the Managing Director of Carborundum Universal
Limited from 01.02.2005 and superannuated on 22nd November 2019.He
has served as a Director in various Boards of Indian and foreign
Companies including Wendt India Ltd., Murugappa Morgan Thermal
Ceramics Limited, Sterling Abrasives Limited, Volzhsky Abrasives Works, Russia, CUMI Australia Pty Limited, Foskor Zirconia Pty Limited etc