Chairman

 

                                                    

                           Mr. B.N. Kalyani, Chairman, Board of Governors

Mr B N Kalyani, Chairman of the USD 2.1 Billion, Kalyani Group (with Bharat Forge, Ltd. as flagship company) is the principal driving force behind the growth and success of the Kalyani Group of Companies.  He has a B.E.(Hons.) from BITS Pilani and an M.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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 responsible for the company's strategic planning, policies & corporate directions. He also inspires the company's unique culture by promoting core values that focus on people, customers, innovation, quality, integrity, fun, and profitability. With a business experience of more than 27 years, 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. 

Bharat Forge Ltd. is a global company with manufacturing facilities in India, Germany and USA. The company is aspiring for global leadership in its business. It supplies critical automotive engine and chassis components to virtually every global automotive manufacturer in the world. Mr. Kalyani has spearheaded Bharat Forge’s strategies that have resulted in it becoming one of India’s first global automotive component manufacturing companies.

Mr. Kalyani has established several joint venture companies in India with global leaders that include Robert Bosch, Arvin Meritor, Hayes Lemmerz and Carpenter Technology Corporation. All these reflect the Kalyani Group’s inherently strong connections with global industry.

Mr. Kalyani is a Member of key Government Committees that include the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council, the Board of Trade, and the Development Council for Automobile and Allied Industries. He is also a Member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian industries and President of the Association of Indian Forging Industry. He is chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Indore and a Member of the World Economic Forum, Switzerland.

Mr. Kalyani’s philanthropic activities are through the India Education Initiative which promotes primary education from underprivileged children in the local community. This through Pratham Pune Education Foundation, an NGO of which he is Founder Chairman.

Mr B N Kalyani has been conferred with the Business Standard CEO of the Year 2004.www.bharatforge.com/press/mediapdf/CEO_of_the_Year.pdf 

Milestones of Kalyani Group (http://www.kalyanigroup.com/milestones.asp)

1972
  • Mr. B.N. Kalyani joined BFL, the flagship company of the Kalyani Group Sales Rs. 4 crores
1981
  • Joint Venture with Rockwell International, USA
1982
  • Joint venture with Bendix, USA
1983
  • B.N. Kalyani appointed as Jt. M.D. & President of BFL
1986
  • Joint venture with Sharp Corporation
1988
  • Investment in modern forging facility
1993
  • Restructuring of AAL
1994
  • Mr. B.N. Kalyani was appointed as M.D. of BFL and Chairman of KBX
1996
  • Divestment of 60% stake in Kalyani Lemmerz
1997
  • Mr. B.N. Kalyani was appointed as Chairman and M.D. of BFL
  • Mr. B.N. Kalyani became group chairman
  • Five year strategic plan along with key executives of the group
1998
  • Joint venture with Carpenter Technology, USA to produce high alloy Steel
1999
  • Kalyani Seamless Tubes divested
    Forge Modernisation Phase II started at Bharat Forge
2000
  • BFUL was born to take care of financial assets
2001
  • BFL completed its Dana Order Booking acquisition
2002
  • Entry in China market
2003
  • BFL reported highest ever figures for sales, exports and net profit
    India’s largest auto-component exporter
2004
  • Bharat Forge acquired forging operations of Carl Dan Peddinghaus GmbH & Co. KG (CDP), Germany in January.
  • New Company - CDP Bharat Forge
  • Bharat Forge acquired 100% interest in CDP Aluminiumtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, in December 2004.
  • New Company – Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik
2005
  • Major Capacity Expansion Programme
  • Doubling Capacity at Bharat Forge
  • Bharat Forge acquired Federal Forge in June.
  • New Company – Bharat Forge America
  • Bharat Forge acquired Imatra Forging Group – Imatra Kilsta AB, Sweden and Scottish Stampings, Scotland.
  • New Company – Bharat Forge Kilsta & Bharat Forge Scottish Stampings Ltd.
  • Bharat Forge signed a JV with FAW Corporation, – the largest automotive group in China.
  • JV named FAW Bharat Forge