Kishor Patil

Kishor Patil is the Co-founder, CEO & Managing Director of KPIT Technologies Limited – one of the largest Software Integration partner to the global automotive and mobility industry. KPIT’s vision is to Reimagine Mobility in partnership with the industry, clients, and partners for creating a cleaner, smarter, and safer world.

Having co-founded KPIT in 1990, Kishor played a pivotal role in orchestrating a comprehensive merger-demerger scheme in 2018, leading to the creation of new KPIT. His vision and leadership has established KPIT as a trusted partner for software integration in the mobility industry resulting into a market capitalization exceeding USD 5 billion.

Kishor’s strategic acumen has been instrumental in shaping KPIT’s rapid growth and leadership, he redefined the company’s strategy in 2018 with a renewed Vision and Mission. Under his leadership, KPIT quadrupled its revenues in 4 years, achieving consistent improvements in operational margins, cash conversion, and overall operational efficiency.

Kishor personally oversees the efforts in nurturing the Culture of Excellence at KPIT while also mentoring leadership development . He is passionate about applying technology to solve business challenges and address larger problems of the society which are reflected in KPIT’s vision for Sustainability and multiple CSR initiatives.

Beyond his contributions to KPIT, Kishor is deeply involved in fostering India’s emergence as a global hub for Engineering & R&D solutions (ER&D). Serving as Chair of the NASSCOM ER&D Council and Member of its Executive Council , he plays a pivotal role in catalysing the vision of Engineered in India.

Kishor’s outstanding leadership and entrepreneurship have earned him several accolades, including the CA Business Leader Award and the Maharashtra Corporate Excellence (MAXELL) Award. He has been recognized among the top entrepreneurs in India by prestigious organizations like Ernst and Young and The Entrepreneur Magazine. His notable achievements also include winning national and international awards such as the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award and the Knowledge@Wharton Technovation Award. Recently, he was honoured with the ‘Best CEO of the Year’ award by Economic Times Ascent.

A fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Kishor continues to inspire as a prolific speaker, sharing insights on entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability, and business transformation at various national and international forums, including the World Economic Forum.

A man of many talents, Kishor has produced a state-of-the-art internationally acclaimed animation movie, Delhi Safari, on the theme of deforestation and conservation of animal habitat. He was awarded the prestigious Golden Lotus National Award by the honorable President of India.

Kishor is an avid sports lover and has contributed immensely to the promotion of Lawn Tennis in India by active participation at state and district level councils. He has conceptualized and is patron for the “Doubles dream of India” program. This program works towards development of Doubles tennis in India by providing international best coaches, physios during players training camps and international travels.

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