Deputy Managing Director, Bharat Forge
Amit B. Kalyani is a Member of Management Board and Executive Director of Bharat Forge Limited (BFL), the Pune based Indian multinational is a technology driven global leader in metal forming transcontinental presence across ten manufacturing locations, serving several sectors including automotive, power, oil and gas, construction & mining , rail, marine and aerospace. The world’s largest forging company with manufacturing facilities spread across India, Germany, Sweden, France and North America. Bharat Forge manufactures a wide range of high performance, critical, safety components for the automotive & non-automotive sector. Bharat Forge Ltd is India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of automotive components and leading chassis component manufacturer in the world. BFL’s customer base includes virtually every global automotive backed by several decades of experience in component manufacturing & metallurgy. Part of Kalyani Group – a USD 2.5 billion conglomerate with 10,000 global work force; BFL today has the largest repository of metallurgical knowledge in the region flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group,
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Born on 26th July 1975, Mr. Kalyani holds BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He is also an Owner/President Management (OPM) program graduate and a lifetime alumni member of Harvard Business School. He is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and has been on the Pune Chapter forum since 2010.
He joined Kalyani Steels Limited in 1997 and was Deputed to Carpenter Technology Corporation, USA for technical training and to oversee technology transfer to the new joint venture viz.: Kalyani Carpenter Special Steels Limited.
Mr. Amit B. Kalyani, B.E. (Mech.), joined Bharat Forge Limited in October 24, 1999 as the Chief Technology Officer In his initial days, he played a critical role where he was responsible for implementing Unified MIS System SAP R3. He was thereafter promoted to Executive Director in May 11, 2004. Mr. Kalyani is involved in Bharat Forge’s strategic planning and global business development initiatives and contributes significantly across functions such as manufacturing, marketing, exports and technology up-gradation. A key member of the company’s strategic planning and global business development initiatives, Amit, has been instrumental in driving the overall Kalyani Group strategy and the expansion of its steel business. In his role, he is also responsible for driving the non-automotive, urban infrastructure & real estate initiatives of the Group. Amit also handles Investor Relations, Finance, IT, Human Resources & Industrial Relations across the group. He has been instrumental in raising funds through QIP, GDR, FCCB, Rights Issue & ECB’s, to the tune of over USD 1 billion in the past decade and has been at the helm of strategizing, negotiating and executing the Joint Venture with Alstom and several acquisitions that the group has acquired globally
He has work experience in Specialty Steel Manufacturing Industry in U.S.A. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Kalyani Investment Company Ltd. He has considerable exposure to technological advancements in various fields and especially in Information Technology.
He joined Kalyani Steels Limited in 1997 and was Deputed to Carpenter Technology Corporation, USA for technical training and to oversee technology transfer to the new joint venture viz.: Kalyani Carpenter Special Steels Limited. Amit serves on the Boards of several group companies such as
He has been Chairman of the Board at BF Investment Ltd. since July 22, 2015. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Kalyani Investment Company Ltd. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Hikal Limited since February 9, 2012. He serves as a Non-Executive Director of Kalyani Investment Company Ltd., and served as its Director since September 16, 2009. Board of Director for Institute for Prostate Cancer, Board of Director of BF ELBIT Advanced Systems Pvt. Ltd.
He serves as a Non-Executive Director at TomTom India Ltd., Kenersys GmbH, Kalyani Steels Ltd. BF-NTPC Energy Systems Limited, Bharati Sahakari Bank Limited, BF Utilities, Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises Ltd., Bhalchandra Investment, Forge Investment, Mundhwa Investment, Jalkamal Investment and Finance, Jalkumbhi Investment and Finance, Nandi Economic Corridor Enterprises Limited and BF Investment Ltd.
He served as a Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director at Automotive Axles Limited from November 25, 2013 to March 31, 2015.
He served as an Independent Director at KPIT Technologies Limited (also known as KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd.), since August 29, 2008 until February 19, 2015 and previously, served as its Director from May 30, 2006 to August 29, 2008.
He served as a Director at Kalyani Carpenter Special Steels Ltd. until October 20, 2016.
Amit has also been instrumental in driving the charitable activities for family and businesses in areas of education, sports, healthcare and women empowerment. He works on blueprint with his team, NGO’S, Government organizations and other charitable institutions in these areas. A seasoned professional, an astute leader and a family man; Amit has traversed myriad paths with astonishing ease.