MR B N KALYANI , Chairman of the Kalyani Group, is the principal driving force behind the growth and success of this multi-billion dollar group of companies. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge Limited and has been awarded the illustrious Padma Bhushan for his contributions to trade and industry by the Government of India. He is also member of the Prime Minister’s Science and Technology Innovation Council (Government of India). He has also been bestowed the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by the Government of Japan for his contributions in strengthening the relations between Japan and India.

An able entrepreneur and technocrat, Mr Kalyani has enriched the group with his vision of sound business governance and value driven management practices. He is the driving force behind the group’s spirit and commitment to deliver products and services of uncompromising quality and integrity consistent with the Kalyani brand and image.

With a business experience of over three decades, Group Chairman, Mr. B N Kalyani believes that the ability to innovate and change is critical to the ongoing success of any business. Anticipating what the future may bring and predicting the needs of customers in a fast-changing marketplace can be extremely difficult; yet that really is the basis of any strategy.

Mr. Kalyani has set the group on its growth path and is credited with the extraordinary vision for its entry into the fast-emerging infrastructure development arena in India. The group has tied up with Alstom, France, to manufacture turbines and generators required for various super critical power plants. In addition, the group is setting up the largest multi-product Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Pune District of Maharashtra.

In pursuance of his vision to contribute to a clean and emission free environment, the group has set up a wind energy company – KENERSYS – to manufacture various energy efficient wind turbines for domestic and international markets. The group also has its own wind turbines in Maharashtra which generate “green energy” for the group’s manufacturing operations.

Mr. Kalyani completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani and Masters in Science from MIT, Boston. He takes pride in being at the forefront of a globalizing India and to contribute in making “Made in India” a global high-tech brand in the manufacturing industry.